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06 October 2023

Grant from the Club des Mécènes

10,000€ grant to restore the gloriette at Lac Tranquille, Combourg (Ille-et-Vilaine).

Built in the 19th century at a time when Combourg was undergoing significant development thanks to the arrival of the railroad, the gloriette is situated on the edge of a pond named “Lac Tranquille” by François-René de Chateaubriand, an admirer of the beauty of the site. This type of construction was very much in vogue at the time. It provided a place to recharge one’s batteries and contemplate nature.

In 2018, the gloriette was in danger of collapsing. To save this symbol of local heritage, the town of Combourg decided to purchase the gazebo for restoration, and called on the Club des Mécènes du Patrimoine en Bretagne to help. Thanks to the support of the Club de Mécènes, the gloriette has now been restored to its former glory on the shores of Lac Tranquille.

Since its creation, the Club des Mécènes du Patrimoine has already supported a dozen heritage preservation projects in Brittany, including the restoration of the Moguériec lighthouse, designed in July 1876 by Gustave Eiffel. And the Kervoyal windmill, the last remaining windmill in Damgan.