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Surroundings

Haven of peace

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la Ville Heleuc is also the starting point for excursions in the region. On foot, we recommend geocaching in the surrounding area. It’s a family treasure hunt – click on the logo to find out more. By bike, you can easily reach the equestrian center of Plélan le Petit, and for the more courageous the golf course of Saint Michel de Plélan, the medieval towns of Dinan and Jugon les Lacs, the Roman remains of Corseul, and Yvignac-la-Tour.

By car you can discover the beaches of the Emerald Coast, the medieval city of Dinan, the promenade “Claire de Lune” in Dinard, the ramparts of Saint Malo, the castle of Hunaudaye, the site of Cap Fréhel, the Fort La Latte, the Erquy beaches, the national stud in Lamballe, not to mention parks, museums, etc. Even Saint Michael’s Mount is less than an hour away by car!

Explore the surroundings up to 60 km from La Ville Heleuc 

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Haut-Becherel sanctuary called « Temple de Mars »

Stay on the same sidewalk for about 250m (after the castle). You can see the layers of the old Roman road. Take on the right the path to Trégouët Abbey, and climb the hill up to the Temple.
On this hill, the largest Gallo Roman sanctuary of Brittany stands.
Created ex-nihilo, this monument appears as a tool to serve the integration of the local populations and shows the dedication of the Coriosolites city to the Empire. Its construction, based on the size and the cost, was in two stages and on a few decades between the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century AD. The Romano-Celtic building, facing east, is organised around a vast sacred courtyard covering 5,000m² (108m x 98m). and is surrounded by three raised porticoes. It is said to be Romano-Celtic since it uses, in its architecture, a polygonal cella (most sacred area of the sanctuary) in Celtic tradition, associated to the Greek system with three porticoes, the whole linked with the Etrusco-Italic constructions through its frontality. The columns are in the Tuscan style, very puridied Roman architectural order.
One entered the sanctuary through the vestibules which allowed to host, control and guide the pilgrims. The sacred area could hold around 5,000 people. The processions and calls of the Emperor representatives took place under the porticoes.
The octogonal cella, (tower originally 22.50m heigh) of which four walls still remain, was the most sacred area of the sanctuary, reserved to the sacerdos (priests) and the elite. The cella housed the tutelar deity's statue, Mars Mullo. The pilgrims couldn't access this area.
To pray to the god, they turned in the adjoining gallery and left their offerings to the God in a small exedra.
The sanctuary was destroyed by fire, most likely between 275 and 290 AD. Voluntary fires caused during pillages by Saxon pirates going up the Rance River, or by peasants revolts against imperial power and social order. Many a building, public or private, walls or enclosures, of the area has been built with the stones from these ruins.
An interpretative itinerary in free access shows you the life of the sanctuary.
Slip into Gaius' mind, our mascotte, and let yourself be lead into the pilgrim's ceremony!
Go around the site and retrace your steps to CORIOSOLIS.

D794 22130 Corseul
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
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Monterfil Gallo-Roman commercial district

Cross and go on the Mairie parvis. On the left, the Jardin des Antiques offers a perspective on the ancient Roman road and Monterfil Gallo-Roman commercial district.
A Gallo-Roman city is also an important economic power and with its 5,000 inhabitants meant, for this eran an enormous market.
The food products are, for a large part, from the surrounding countryside, and by faraway imports from Italy or Spain such as wine, oil... Some crafted goods are also made here, but a lot of them come from trading with other Gaulish cities or farther away regions of the Empire.
All the discovered objetcs found through search testify to this intense economical life in which currency was the necessary medium of exchange for transactions.
The most important road of the Ancient city crosses the district from west to east ends in the forum. It is lined, north, by a great commercial building with activities and warehouse, caracterised by an imposing portal and, south, by three buildings housing shops, a meeting place (private basilica) and, at the back, the shopkeepers and craftmen's houses. Go down the steps and close your eyes, imagine yourself as a character from the Ancient times walking down this street full of shops and noises.
If you stop now, the itinerary is 2km long, the Coriosolites' sanctuary, called Temps de Mars (Mars Temple) is accessible by car.

5 Rue du Temple de Mars 22130 Corseul
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
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Saint-Pierre Church and Siligia Stela

Once in Rue de l'Arguenon, turn left, then right in Rue du Montafilan, 1st on the left and then again left to the church. The entry to the church is on the parking lot side (public lavatory).

According to Roman Law, it is forbiden, for hygiens reasons as well as for the sacred nature of the urban territory, to bury people inside the cities. Necropolis to bury or incinerate, "out of the walls", had funerary monuments (mausoleums, stelae). Inside the church, at the basis of a pillar on the south side of the church, one can find a stela erected, to his mother's memory, by a Roman citizen. This Carthaginian woman, Siligia Namgidde, left her country to be with her son in the Coriosolites' city. She died there, age 65.

4-10 Rue du Val Guillaume 22130 Corseul
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
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nterpretative Centre CORIOSOLIS

Dès Mars 2014, venez découvrir le Centre d’Interprétation du Patrimoine CORIOSOLIS !
Au cœur de cet espace muséographique innovant et ludique, remontez le temps, de l’Époque Contemporaine à la Préhistoire, pour explorer les nombreux patrimoines du territoire de la communauté de communes Plancoët Plélan.
From March 2014, come and discover the Interpretative Centre CORIOSOLIS!
Inside this playful and innovative museographic space, go back through time, from Modern Times to Prehistorical times, to explore the vast heritage of the Communauté de Commune Plancoët-Plélan's territory.
Part of this heritage the impressive Gallo-Roman remnants of Corseul. Corseul, Gallo-Roman capital city as eastly as the first century AD, today showcases formidable testimonies. Admire the archeological collection, the house of a rich Coriosolite, a vast commercial district and the largest sanctuary of Brittany!

We urge you to visit the Interpretative Centre CORIOSOLIS before going on this walk, you'll get a better understanding of the remnants you'll see.

20 Rue César Mulon 22130 Corseul
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
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Corseul, at the time of the Romans

The war to conquer Gaul, undertaken against the Gauls (from 58 to 51/50 BC) by Roman general Julius Caesar, lead to colonisation and set the beginning of "Pax Romana".
Emperor Augustus (ruling from 27 BC to 14 AD) organises Gaul in a few provinces, divided in districts: civitates.These cities from the first century BC use the limits of the the Gauls' territories.
The Armorican peninsula is therefore made of 5 cities, occupied by Osismii, Veneti, Namnetes, Redones, Coriosolites. Each territory has its capital; for the Corisolites it'll be Corseul!
Through a policy of assimilation, skilful mix of obligations and rewards, Rome succeds in adminstering Armorica.
The Antonine dynasty (96-192 AD) sets a golden age. The Coriosolites' city develops and its population is then estimated to be around 5000 inhabitants.
Relive this era by following in the footsteps of the Romans and, think of the fact that under your feet treasures sleeps!

The Centre d'Interprétation du Patrimoine CORISOLIS (Heritage Interpretative Centre) unveils the secrets and the way of life of Corseul's Gallo-Roman inhabitants. It can be visited all year round. Discover this recreational museographic space, interactive, and reachable by all publics!

(These suggested itineraries are given as an indication and don't take the possible evolution of the grounds or the environment into account. The use of these circuits is, therefore, left to the personal responsability of the users, the Office de tourisme disengages itself of any responsability towards the use of the maps and the possible accidents that might occur on the offered itinerary).

5.9 km
1h
[EN]Very easy
20 Rue César Mulon 22130 Corseul
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
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Clos Mulon Domus

Upon leaving CORIOSOLIS, take the path following the Clos Mulon domus in front of you.

The archeological site of Clos Mulon is at the crossing of the streets, organised according to two main roads : decumanus (East/West) and cardo (North/South), marking the border between the forum's public space and the residencial one, the domus's (unifamilial urban houses).
This site is an open mirror on 4 eraes of dwelling. At the first century of our era, it welcomed a domus (house), made of three rooms. Under the rule of Emperor Claudius (41-54) to take up 600m². In the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, the domus reaches its final stage, to end up, at the end of the 3Rd and the beginning of the 4th century, as thermae (build West).
An interpretative itinerary, in open accès, unveils the rich history of this site.

17 Rue César Mulon 22130 Corseul
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
- Dinan - Cap Fréhel Tourisme -
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