Let’s explore the little thatched houses hamlet of Kerascoët! Located in Névez in Southern Finistère, discover its typical granite houses, their beautiful thatched roofs and their sheds made of Standing Stones.
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If you are on holiday in Southern Finistère or just passing by Névez, do not miss the discovery of the lovely thatched houses hamlet of Kerascoët! And by the way, what does “Kerascoët” actually mean? In breton, “Ker” is the word for “village” or “hamlet”, and Kerascoêt therefore means “the village of the so-called Hascoët”.
Small thatched houses village in the neighbourhood of Pont-Aven, the hamlet of Kerascoët in Névez opens its gates for a travel through time. This must-see of your holidays is a lovely hamlet located at approximately 500 meters from the sea that will seduce you by its authenticity and with its celebrations.
The incomparable charm of these little thatched houses, yesterday made of rye straw, nowadays of reed!
A small breton village is always flourished with Hydrangeas!
Why so many traditional houses have their windows painted blue? Because in the old time the leftover paint from the boats were used for houses!
Once parked at Kerascoët at a hundred meters from the thatched houses, head for the small path at the back of the car park which will lead you towards the heart of the village, on the main square. And here you are, immersed in a XVth century village.
Wander around the main street, bordered by houses of thatched roofs and granite walls.
These very charming private houses represent the traditional architecture of times gone by.
Long ago, thatch was made of rye straw but nowadays it has been replaced by reed.
You will for sure fall in love with these thatched houses, their blue shutters and their hydrangeas. Can you smell the scent of roses bordering the houses?
Along your stroll you can linger around the granite bread oven, which was the former meeting place for the inhabitants of the village, and the common well where they used to come to draw water.
Did you know? The Standing Stones, also called “Mein Zao” in Breton, date back to the XVIIIth century. Two Standing Stones sheps are hidden in the village…
Will you find them?
These Standing Stones constructions have been certified “Landscape of reconquest” by the Ministry of Environment in 1993 in order to highlight a unique architectural heritage in France.
On the program in July: mass and procession in breton costume, discovery of ancient jobs and Fest Noz in the evening. Festive and friendly atmosphere are guaranteed!
On holidays with your family? Every Wednesday in summer is held the Place Aux Mômes festival on the village square of Kerascoët. It is the opportunity to bring your little angels to watch free shows.
Did you enjoy the visit? You want some more? Alright, just because it’s you we will suggest you to visit another thatched houses village located at a few kilometers away : Kercanic.
Slightly smaller but just as picturesque, let’s dive into the XVth century atmosphere!