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CLOTHING TRADITIONS IN LOWER BRITTANY

The Gizioù Breizh Izel association in Quimper has a collection of items donated by private individuals, and its exhibitions are mainly based on the personal and private collections of its members. The Gizioù Breizh Izel is self-sufficient in terms of costume display equipment, and can organise a variety of exhibitions based on folk costume. Members of the association are present at the exhibitions, offering guided tours to encourage discussion with visitors, as well as events, demonstrations and lectures.

Lower hall of the castle

THE CELTS BETWEEN THE SAMBRE AND THE MEUSE

The Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse region is rich in Celtic protohistory and archaeological finds. There are few settlements and necropolises, but fortifications, such as the oppidum at Bois du Grand Bon Dieu in Thuin and the Plateau des Cinques in Olloy-sur-Viroin, as well as the treasures of Fraire and Philippeville, are well represented. The ‘Ivérix’ statue-menhir discovered at Macquenoise is also unique in Belgium. These discoveries offer a valuable window onto the material culture of this period before the inevitable changes brought about by the Roman conquest. Collections of the Le Malgré Tout museum in Treignes.

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