La Vasque du Kreisker


The “Vasque du Kreisker” (“basin”) comes from Kerliviry manor in Cléder. It was a gift from Monseigneur de Guébriant to his brother Alain de Guébriant, the mayor of Saint-Pol-de-Léon.

In 1912, it was brought to the foot of the chapel by 43 horses. The trip of about 20 kilometres took a month to complete, the horses hauling their load in what was a heroic effort. It was said that friction from the wheels caused the horse-drawn cart to catch fire during the trip.

The basin has initially three bowls. A fourth piece was added on the top during the Liberation. This piece had previously been used as a fountain by one of the park’s keeper of the castle of Kernévez. The basin is placed on the site of the former cemetery of the “Chapelle du Kreisker”.


Place Michel Colombe
29250 Saint-Pol-de-Léon

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