Discovering Roman Roads


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Rennes-Carhaix road        Segment 12       from km 136,4 to km 147,4

Place Rosquelven - Carhaix-Plouguer (Vorgium)

The Rennes-Carhaix road leaves the modern road (RN164) after place le Mustoir , it crosses a stream, passes by place Kerpuns from where it reaches place Kerbogne.

In the last segment, two additional roman roads join the Rennes-Carhaix.

The first (9th intersection) 1 km east of le Moustoir is the Carhaix-Vannes(Darioritum) road.

The second (10th intersection) in the Kerbogne, now absorbed by the urban expansion of modern Carhaix-Plouguer, is Carhaix-Corseul(Fanum Martis) road by Erquy(Reginae) - see milestone (*) at Mael-Carhaix.

The three streets now united in one are the decumanus maximus of the roman Vorgium and form the main road of the modern Carhaix-Plouguer that continues up to the forum (excavations are underway).

The Roman aqueduct of Carhaix, about 30 km long, it's all underground and follows the general orientation of the Roman road, but with the sinuosity required to maintain the share to overcome the different gradient of the terrain.


(*) See decumanus maximus,milestone in glossary