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In the forest of Brocéliande, in the footsteps of Merlin

2021-09-17T21:25:10.024Z

STORY - Mecca of Arthurian gesture, refuge of the loves of Merlin and the fairy Viviane, the mythical Brocéliande found her anchorage in reality in the 19th century, in the heart of the Paimpont forest.



Bernard Rio is a writer and journalist.

He is the author of some sixty books, including Histoire secrète des druides (2019), published by Ouest-France, La Lumière des centuries (2020) by Coop Breizh, and Marcher according to Bernard Rio (2021), by Museo editions.

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With his atypical roles, prodigal son, wise and mad at the same time, maker of kings and coureur des bois, lover of the fairy Viviane and lonely misanthropist, Merlin the enchanter, this central character of the legendary Breton, inspired medieval chroniclers, notably the Welsh Geoffroy de Monmouth (1095-1155) and the French Robert de Boron (end of the 12th - beginning of the 13th century).

Its perimeter fluctuates according to the authors, it is sometimes the forest of Calydon, sometimes that of Darnantes or Brocéliande.

The question of the authenticity of the character of

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