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The True Cross

The True Cross

A commune of 1,488 inhabitants, located at the gateway to Vannes, in the foothills of the Landes de Lanvaux, La Vraie-Croix is a land of history nestled in a green setting. With its label Villes et Villages Fleuris, this Morbihan village is worth a visit. It invites you to marvel marrying both the beauty of the stone and beauty of the plants…

Discover its

History and heritage

His Origins

This village takes its name from a relic of the True Cross, which probably came from the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. Legend has it that a knight, returning from the crusade, took with him a fragment of the Cross of Christ. After a stop in the village, he realized that he had lost it. The treasure was found in the nest of a magpie and a chapel was erected to house the precious relic.

Langroëz, La Vraie-Croix in Breton, invites the eyes to marvel at the richness of its architectural and landscape heritage, built with the local stone, granite. You will discover the picturesque Chapelle de La Vraie-Croix of the 13th century and its legend, classified Monument Historique,the Maison Louis, the Fountain of the Saint, the ruins of the Tostal… The beauty of its gray granite houses is wonderfully enhanced by a palette of flowers of all species.

Chapel of La Vraie-Croix

Religious Heritage

Of the chapel raised in the th century, only an original portal remains. The rest of the chapel dates from the16th century. The granite building was restored at the end of the XXth century (between 1974 and 1986) by the Bâtiments de France and classified as a Historic Monument since 1926, as well as the crypts under the chapel.

Rejuvenate yourself

In the middle of nature

Hiking circuit

Nested in the first folds of the Landes de Lanvaux chain, La Vraie-Croix offers walkers an authentic undulating and green countryside, beautiful landscapes. The Langroez circuit (9 km) allows hikers to discover a diversified fauna and flora in the town and around the villages.

The Etang du Pont-Palais located in the heart of the village is magnificently wooded, an ideal place to walk for families (picnic area with games for children) and for fishing lovers.

The True Cross on Tébéo

My town is worth a visit!

A commune where life is good!

Xavier journalist at TébéSud, takes you to discover La Vraie-Croix a human-sized commune only 15 min from Vannes. He met Michel volunteer at the media library, Philippe manager since recently of the Epicerie de la Place, alongside other businesses


  • but also the recent resumption of the bar-tabac and the creperie (reopening in June 2022)

Several projects underway: the Jehanno block with a Maison de Santé and a third place. Not to mention the creation of a new subdivision with a soft lane for access to the town.
A dynamic commune in a preserved framework and respectful of the environment. A flowered village “4 flowers”.

Practical side

La Vraie-Croix City Hall

Check out the opening hours

1 rue du Grand Chêne
56250 La Vraie-Croix

02 97 67 23 62


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