Plerguer

The Parish of Arcar

The name Plerguer comes from the Breton "Ploev" (parish) and the name of a person "Arcar", so the "parish of Arcar", ploevarcar and later Plerguer. It seems, though, that the parish existed even before that, since Gallo-Roman remains have been discovered in the different hamlets of the village. Plerguer was also crossed by the Roman road linking Corseul in the Côtes d'Armor to Avranches in the English Channel.

A rural village

Plerguer is bordered to the south by the woods of Beaufort and Mireloup and the two small lakes of the same name, which supply water to the surrounding area. To the north, the terrain is essentially marshy, which has led to many quarrels and lawsuits to determine who owns them. The municipality of Plerguer is today the owner, and makes a significant income from them, having drained them and turned them into grazing areas, rented to farmers for their animals.

Drainage works were carried out in 1911 and 1912, when itches were dug and canals divided the reed beds into plots. Poplars were planted at the edge of these canals and thrive today

 

Plerguer

A village of old stone

The houses are built of granite, taken from the nearby Lanhelin. In the 20th century, the blue granite of Saint-Pétreux, a hamlet located to the south-east of the town, was also used.

 

Badiou cherries

The traditional Badiou festival, between mid-May and mid-June, celebrates the arrival of spring and the famous plerguerroises cherries, known as badious. Chariot parades, traditional markets and music make this festive weekend a must-see.

Two equestrian and pedestrian hiking trails allow you to discover the town at your leisure.

 

2,019 hectares - 2,800 inhabitants - locals known as Plerguerrois & Plerguerroises.