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Treguier

TREGUIER, a port of western France, in the department of Côtes-du-Nord, 36 m. N.W. of St Brieuc by road. Pop. (1906), 2605. The port is situated about 5^ m. from the English Channel at the confluence of two streams that form the Treguier river; it carries on fishing and a coasting and small foreign trade. The cathedral, remarkable in having three towers over the transept, one of which is surmounted by a fine spire, dates from the 14th and isth centuries. It contains the sumptuous modern mausoleum of St Yves (d. 1303), a canon of the cathedral, the building of which was largely due to him. To the south of the church there is a cloister (latter half of the 15th century) with graceful arcades. There is a statue of Ernest Renan, a native of the town. Saw-milling, boat-building and flaxstripping are carried on, together with trade in cereals, cloth, potatoes, etc.

Treguier (Trecoruni), which dates from the 6th century, grew up round a monastery founded by St Tugdual. In the Qth century it became the seat of a bishopric, suppressed in 1790.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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