Visit Elliant
Visit Elliant
Melenig land

Visit Elliant

The village of Elliant is located in the valley of the river Odet. In the south runs the river Jet. Elliant’s traditional costume  is unique: golden yellow, or “melen” in breton.

The architectural and natural heritage of Elliant

Spreading over about 7000 hectares, the city of Elliant is an integral part of Cornouaille.
This landscape, shaped by the valley of the Jet offers a privileged setting for pleasant strolls or for fishing trouts and salmons.
The St Gilles church has the highest bell tower of Cornouaille and hosts a colony of rhinolophus, commonly called bat! These little creatures are surveyed every year. 

Cider from Elliant

The only organic and AOP (Protected Designation of Origin) of Cornouaille is produced at the cidery Melenig in Elliant . With its golden color and its fruity taste of apple, peach and honey, the cider Melenig is made in Quenehaye, near the chapel of Kerdevot. The cidery can be visited and a free tasting is offered from Monday to Saturday during the summer and on Saturdays off-season.

 

Elliant's costume

The traditional costume of Elliant is unique: yellow, or “melen” in breton…
During the first weekend of December, the Fest Noz “La Nuit Jaune” – the yellow night- gathers about 1 500 people in Elliant. The name of this traditional event refers to the yellow color of the embroideries on the jacket of the masculine traditional costume.

 

A golden embroidered costume

A golden embroidered costume

The traditional costume "Melenig" as shown on a vitrail at Elliant's church

The traditional costume "Melenig" as shown on a vitrail at Elliant's church

The circle Melenig

The circle Melenig

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