La Blanche Hermine is a workshop located in Brittany and specialized in historical art, in particular in the Celtic & medieval fields (illumination, calligraphy and heraldry in particular).
Its work is above all based on research in historical sources (manuscript, map, sculpture/engraving, etc.) to offer authentic patterns of historical and/or symbolic dimension, as well as creations on these themes.
Aztec codices, Buddhist thangkas or Japanese fabrics are also explored to present arts and spiritualities of the world.
La Blanche Hermine
7 rue Isole
Tel: +33 6 51 66 60 90
Shop opening hours
The opening hours of the workshop and its physical store vary according to the tourist season.
For a particular order or the receipt of an order, the workshop can be open to you by appointment (contact us beforehand) during the closing periods.
La Blanche Hermine is the commercial brand of a company governed by a micro-enterprise.
Its French registration numbers (SIREN & SIRET) are deposited.
Its French activity code (APE) is: 7410Z (specialized design activities).
The images, logos and patterns of La Blanche Hermine articles are wholly or partly inspired by historical elements (manuscript, coin, engraving, etc.), original creations, illustrations with the explicit agreement of their respective authors, under license CC/GNU except non-commercial use, or public domain (art. L123-1 of the French Code of the intellectual property).
This site has no relation to the excellent song by Gilles Servat.
Referencing at the Tourist Office
Since 2019, La Blanche Hermine has been referenced by the Quimperlé Terre Océane Tourist Office.
This referencing involves regular visits from the staff of the organization and is a guarantee of seriousness and quality on our part, and a real interest for tourists.
You can also find a panel of our articles at the office's shop.
La Blanche Hermine on the Quimperlé Terre Océane Tourist Office website, in the sections (links in French only):
- Artists and craftsmen in South Brittany; ;
- Things to do when it rains in South Brittany (yes, Bretons have a sense of humor).
The legend of the Breton stoat
The Duchess Ann was crossing her lands one day, when she saw two peasants chasing a white stoat. In its race, the animal found itself facing a huge pool of mud that it could not get around. So, rather than defiling its white coat, the stoat turned to face the two hunters.
The Duchess was very impressed by the courage shown by the small animal and decided to adopt the motto "Rather death than defilement", Kentoc'h mervel eget bezañ saotret in Breton.
However, history does not say if the Duchess Ann interceded in favor of the white stoat ...
There are many variations of this legend, including one, more likely, featuring Duke John III the Good (cf.Légendes celtiques de Bretagne (in French, for "Celtic legends of Brittany"), Yoran Embanner editions, ISBN:9782916579894 ).