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Vefa de Saint-Pierre

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The countess Geneviève de Méhérenc de Saint-Pierre (Vefa Sant-Pêr in Breton), Brug ar Menez Du (bardic name) was a Breton explorer, reporter and author, born in Plian on 4 May 1872 and deceased in Sant-Brieg in 1967.


By turns nun, reporter, author of fiction, poetry and youth fiction, she was a glob-trotter and a hunter travelling across America (North and South) and Australia.

She is also known for having owned the Menez Kamm manor, where a Breton Hall was settled in the 1970s. She also sponsored various Breton movements, both Catholic and communist. She was a close friend of Yann Fouere.[1]

In 1930, she was admitted to the Goursez Vreizh under the name Brug ar Menez Du (Heather of the Black Mountains). In 1949, she was the first to use a bilingual notarised agreement in France, in French and Breton.


  • Les Émeraudes de l'Inca, fiction in collaboration with Fernand de Saint-Pierre, Paris, Les Gémeaux, 1923
  • Iverzon gwelet gant eur Vretonez, report at the Eucharistic Congress of Dublin (1932), Moulerez Thomas, Guingamp,1933
  • several poems in Breton periodicals


Claire Arlaux, Une Amazone bretonne - Vefa de Saint-Pierre, Coop Breizh, 2000


  1. ^ Yann Fouere, La Patrie interdite : Histoire d'un Breton, France-Empire, 1987, p. 125 et 410
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