Last modified: 2023-09-30 by olivier touzeau
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Flag of La Forest-Landerneau - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 December 2021
La Forest-Landerneau (Breton, Ar Forest-Landerne; 1,962 inhabitants in 2020; 921 ha) is a commune in the department of Finistère.
The commune is famous for its medieval castle, now in ruins, the Joyeuse Garde, which, according to Arthurian legend, was conquered by Lancelot du Lac. Historically, the castle would have been built in the 13th century by the younger branch of the County of Leon and served as a residence for the lords. Today the castle belongs to the Rohan family.
Olivier Touzeau, 16 December 2021
The coat of arms is blazoned: Quarterly 1. Gules 9 mascles Or, 3, 3, 3. 2. Or an oak eradicated Sable leaved Vert. 3. Or a vessel Sable sailed Argent. 4. Gules 9 ermine spots Argent 4, 3, 2. The 9 mascles stand for the house of Rohan.
The flag of the commune is a banner of arms, which can be spotted inside the city hall (photo, photo).
Olivier Touzeau, 17 December 2021