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Tréveneuc (Municipality, Côtes-d'Armor, France)


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Flag of Tréveneuc - Image by Ivan Sache, 9 September 2012

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Presentation of Tréveneuc

The municipality of Tréveneuc (in Breton, Treveneg; 737 inhabitants in 2006; 665 ha) is located on the northern coast of Brittany, between Saint-Brieuc and Paimpol.

Tréveneuc was mentioned for the first time in 1228, although other written forms (Trevenech, Trevenoc, Trevenec...) appeared earlier. The village is named for St. Guezenec / Venoc / Guehennoc, a British monk who landed to northern Brittany in the 5th century, together with his brothers Sts. Jacut and Guenole, and founded the abbey of Landévennec.
The village is the cradle of the Chrestien family, Viscounts of Tréveneuc, whose funerary mausoleum (photo) still stands close to the St. Colomban parish church. Hervé Chrestien is listed in the Crusade Gallery of the Palace of Versailles since he chartered in 1249 a ship to transport crusaders to Cyprus. Guy Chrestien was appointed Treasurer of King Charles VI in 1394. Pierre Chrestien (mentioned in 1442-1470) was Chamberlain of Duke of Brittany François I; his son François was appointed Chancellor of Brittany in 1481 and Seneschal of Rennes in 1486. The viscounts lived in the castle of Pommorio, already mentioned in 1514.
Henri de Tréveneuc (1815-1893) was member of the Constituent Assembly in 1848 and of the Legislative Assemblyin 1849; opposed to Napoléon III, he withdrew from politic during the Second Empire, and was elected Representative in 1871 and Senator in 1876. The Tréveneuc Law (text), adopted on 15 February 1872, transfers the legislative power to the General Councillors if the National Assembly is impeached. Henri's son, son Robert de Tréveneuc (1860-1940) was Senator in 1901-1921.

Ivan Sache, 9 September 2012

Flag of Tréveneuc

The flag of Tréveneuc, as reported by D. Kervella and M. Bodlore-Penlaez (Guide des drapeaux bretons et celtes), is divided green-red by the descending diagonal. The origin of the flag and the meaning of the colours are unknown.

Ivan Sache, 9 September 2012