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Uncovering the secrets of Merlin’s tomb in the enchanting Forest of Broceliande

Unlock the ancient secrets of Merlin’s tomb, hidden away in the mysterious Forest of Broceliande! Follow a thrilling journey of discovery and uncover a powerful legacy.

Are you fascinated by legends and ancient stories of wizards and magic? Do you want to explore the mysteries of the legendary Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend? Look no further than the Forest of Broceliande in Brittany, France, where it is said Merlin’s tomb, this great wizard, can be found.

We had the opportunity to pass near the Brocéliande forest, which is where the tomb of the Wizard Merlin and the fountain of youth are located. Who knows if it was true, but the places were there, and we could not miss the opportunity to see what it was about.

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How to get to the Brocéliande Forest and the Tomb of the wizard Merlin?

When traveling in the Brittany region, preferably use a car. Arrive at the municipality of Paimpont. Once there, follow the signs on the street to get to Merlin’s tomb. I attach a map from the tourist office.

Upon reaching the parking area, pay attention to the path that appears at the beginning of the pedestrian path. You have to remember that it is a forest! We didn’t want to miss out!

Forest of Brocéliande

The Forest of Brocéliande is a place of enchantment and wonder, where the ancient legends of Arthur and Merlin still linger. It’s a place of winding paths, moss-covered stones, and whispering trees, where the magic of the natural world still thrives. And at the heart of this mystical forest lies the tomb of the greatest wizard of them all.

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Why is Merlin so famous?

Merlin, also known as Myrddin, was a legendary figure in British and Welsh mythology, and one of the most famous characters in Arthurian legend. He was a powerful wizard, prophet, and adviser to King Arthur, and his name has become synonymous with wisdom and magic. In current culture, Merlin is still a beloved character, appearing in countless books, movies, and TV shows, and inspiring new generations with his wit, wisdom, and charm.

But what about his final resting place? According to legend, Merlin was buried in a secret tomb in the Forest of Brocéliande, in the heart of Brittany.

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Visiting the Merlin’ tomb and the Fountain of Youth

To explore the secrets of Merlin’s tomb, you’ll need to take a journey through the forest. The Forest of Brocéliande is a vast and sprawling woodland, covering over 7,000 hectares. It’s a place of ancient trees, rushing streams, and hidden glades, where the magic of nature still holds sway. There are many paths and trails to explore, each leading to a different wonder of the forest.

As you wander through the forest, keep your eyes peeled for signs of magic and mystery. Look out for ancient standing stones, moss-covered ruins, and mysterious symbols etched into the trees.

And keep your ears open for the whispers of the forest, for it’s said that the trees themselves can speak if you know how to listen.

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We found Merlin’s tomb

Following the indications on the map that said that the tomb was located, we managed to find it.

Merlin’s tomb, or what is said to be the tomb, in the past was much larger. Originally 10.50 meters long and 1.60 meters wide, it was destroyed at the end of the 18th century by whoever owned the land at the time.

The man was looking for a mystical treasure. Who knows if he found something.

Once we found the two large stones that make up the tomb, we could see that they still carry flowers. We could also see that many people leave folded papers there, what would be written there? Who knows, maybe wishes or spells.

What about the fountain of youth?

After taking photos, we continued on our way to find the fountain of youth.

We found it and it left me speechless. It is on the list of the top 10 cloudiest waters I have seen, at least it did not smell bad. We also saw an area where there were stones arranged in a way that made circular and other figures. Surely, some magician apprentices will do rites or something, is what we wanted to assume.

Did I drink water from the fountain?

Well, no. I would like to believe the legend, but the water didn’t look good, so I preferred to stay with the doubt. Would you have dared to drink?

In conclusion, the Forest of Brocéliande is a magical place where the legends of Merlin and Arthur still live on.

Exploring this enchanted woodland, you’ll be transported to a world of myth and magic, where the natural world and the supernatural are intertwined. And if you’re lucky, you might even uncover the secrets of Merlin’s tomb, and glimpse the final resting place of the greatest wizard of them all.

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Olga Grijalva

Olga is a traveler and travel content creator with 17 years of experience. Her goal is to share useful information to help you plan your adventures. She has visited more than 40 countries and is excited to share her experience with you.