Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Ploumanac'h
Côtes-d'Armor

Bretagne

Rue des Carrières
(La Roche des Poètes)

Gabriel Vicaire

Belfort 1848 - Paris 1900
French poet
(Wikipedia)
Pierre Lenoir
1910

Ploumanac'h /  Gabriel Vicaire   Ploumanac'h /  Gabriel Vicaire

Description

Bronze plaque on a large rock.

Inscription(s)

1848 1900
GABRIEL VICAIRE

Signed: p lenoir

La Roche des Poètes - Ploumanac'h

In 1910, the Tourist Office of Perros-Guirec and some writers decided to make a rock situated between La Clarté and Ploumanac'h into a place of remembrance of writers who were inspired by the site. On the rock, bronze portrait plaques were mounted. Each time, a medallion was added, a festive day was organised, the Fête des Chantres du Trégor (Festival of the Trégor singers). The first festival took place 28 August 28 1910, with the unveiling of the medallion of the poet Gabriel Vicaire, designed by the sculptor Pierre Lenoir. On 2 September 1928, the medallion of the writer Anatole Le Braz by Armel-Beaufils was inaugurated. The third and last medallion added, was that of Charles Le Goffic made by Louis-Henri Nicot, which was affixed 26 August 1933. The rock was successively named Rocher du Dante (Dante's Rock), Roche des Soupirs (Rock of Sighs), Roche des Martyrs (Martyrs' Rock) and Roche des Poètes (Poets' Rock).

A fourth plaque meant for this rock, from Durocher, was later placed on a rock in Trégastel.

Ploumanac'h - La Roche des Poètes

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°49'23" W 3°28'45"

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