The Fountain of Youth or « fountain of the fairy Viviane » is certainly one of the most visited legendary places in the forest of Brocéliande.
Should we attribute magical effects to its water?
In fact, in the past, a ceremony was held by priests once a year on the night of the summer solstice (June 21) to add the newborns of the year to the register, called « marith » at the time.
So, for the name of Fontaine de Jouvence? Quite simply, the children who could not be presented at the ceremony were presented the following year and therefore were one year younger on the register. Despite everything, legend has it that anyone who drinks its water would be rejuvenated.
GPS * position of the Fountain of Youth:
Latitude: 48.078461º N
Longitude: 2.115347º W
Hike to the Fountain of Youth in Brocéliande:
Here are two maps for a short walk that leads both to the Fountain of Youth but also to the Tombeau de Merlin.
Some photos of the Fountain of Youth: