FROM LOCRONAN TO DOUARNENEZ, THE EPIC OF THE SAILCLOTH

From the Petite Cité de Caractère from Locronan to the historic port of Douarnenezretrace the history of the trade in sailcloth in Cornwall.

From the 15th century onwards, Locronan hemp cloth was sold on the sailcloth market. The factory equips the largest ships in EuropeIn the main square, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, the rich houses of the cloth merchants, the cloth office, the hotel of the Compagnie des Indes, the controllers for the King remain. On the main square, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, the rich residences of the cloth merchants, the cloth office, the hotel of the Compagnie des Indes, the controllers for the King remain the great witnesses of this period.

At the end of the visit, weaving demonstration. Accompanied by a weaver, you will discover an 18th century weaving loom and many tools necessary for the textile work of hemp and linen.

Lunch in a crêperie.

The Port-museum in Douarnenez invites you to discover the history of a very old but still current profession, a profession between tradition and modernity. In the days of the sailing ship, the rigging of the ship was its engine. Sailors must be able to rely on it to bring them to port. Both efficient and resistant, the sails follow the technological evolutions both in terms of shapes and materials. Visit the rigging room of the Port Museum then direction the Fiacre sail loft in Tréboul where you will discover the new materials.

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