Fontaine Lenn ar Gloar et le lavoir
The Lenn ar Gloar Fpoutain (‘Glory’ in Breton) was originally named after Saint-Paul, the first bishop of the region, who blessed it when he arrived.
The place nearby has a niche in which a statue of the Virgin and the Childs stands. The statue dates from the 16th century and is made of kersantite stone.
An atonement was held there, every 15th of August, and during a long time. The water from the foutain is reputed to have healing powers: many ill and feeble people are supposed to have been cured after having poured this water on themselves.
For a long time, the Rue des Lavoirs, was a main street in the area. Access to the city, including for 19th-century stagecoaches, was a sinuous route from the Kreisker to arrive in this street. The hotel nearby was at that time an inn.
Before being used by people to do their washing, the outdoor washing-places where linen thread was whitened, and also where offal was cleaned from the butchers’ shops in Rue aux Os (“Street of Bones”). After this, it is where people would do their washing. The sound has been kept but the street is now called Rue aux Eaux (“Street of Waters”).