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LANDERNEAU is situated on the picturesque river Elorn, up river from Brest, 10 Km away! The Elorn separates the former bishoprics, Cornouaille to the south, capital: Quimper; and L廩n to the north, capital: St-Pol-de-L廩n. So the town has like one leg in each; and there is the "quai de Cornouaille" and the "quai de L廩n" each side of the river.
It is well-known for a number of features.
--" La lune de Landerneau " ( The moon of Landerneau ) was the emblem of the powerful family " De Rohan ", who couldn't keep the Sun as an emblem, because it was Louis XIV's emblem.
--There is also the famous saying: " Cela fera du bruit dans Landerneau " ( It will cause a stir in Landerneau.) It comes from a play by Alexandre Duval (1767-1842 ): A rich naval officer taken for dead, comes back to his home town, to the great disappointment of his heirs. Seeing him arrive, his servant exclaims: " Cela fera du bruit dans Landerneau."
The audience adopted the expression, which is still used nowadays in current French, every time an unexpected event happens; for instance, one can hear that an unexpected government decision will cause a stir in the "Landerneau politique".

--Then of course, there is the famous inhabited "Pont de Rohan", one of the 8 last inhabited bridges in Europe.
It is the limit between the tidal river to the west and the river upstream! If you compare it to Sterne's image "LE PONT DE ROHAN III" , you realise clearly it is a tidal river, up to the locks under the bridge.

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--The 8 inhabited bridges in Europe :

FRANCE : 1-Landerneau : Pont de Rohan.
2-Narbonne : Pont des marchands .

UK : Bath : 3- Pulteney Bridge .
4- Frome bridge Somerset .

GERMANY : 5-Erfurt : Kramerbrcke (Merchants'bridge) .
6-Nuremberg : Heilig Geist Spital , Old hospital. Now houses old people and a restaurant.

ITALY : 7-Florence : Ponte Vecchio .
8-Treviso : On the Sile river

Bulgaria : Lovech . It used to be inhabited, but after the last fire, the dwellings were replaced by only shops.

This theme includes the covered and inhabited bridges in Europe

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