Guimiliau Things to Do

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    Enter the Parish Close

    by hquittner Written Sep 25, 2007

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    We entered the Close through a gate to reveal a 16C church with a tall tower and a prominent South Porch that had a rounded doorway with recessed arches. These and 4 gabled bays with large windows forming a nave were evidences of a 17C Flamboyant Renaissance remodelling. Nearer to us was the famous Calvary. To our right beyond the east end of the church was an ossuary of 1647 of similar style and beyond that the cemetery.

    The Church and Calvary Before It South Porch & Three of Nave Bays West View Up at Tower Ossuary Cemetery
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    Enclos paroissial

    by Mikebond Updated Nov 19, 2005

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    The main reason to go to Guimiliau is to visit its enclos paroissial, with the richest calvaire of the whole Bretagne: more than 200 statues! It is formed by:
    1) the église de Saint-Miliau;
    2) the calvaire (see more photos in the travelogue;
    3) the sacristy;
    4) the charnel house.

    the enclos the calvaire the church
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    Eglise de Saint-Miliau - the nake woman

    by Mikebond Written Nov 19, 2005

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    When you come out of the church, ask the guide where you can see the woman with the naked breast. Here she is! It's a very curious sculpture for a church, isn't it?
    The second pic show other decorations that must be inside the church.

    the naked woman decorations
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    Eglise de Saint-Miliau - the altar-pieces and more

    by Mikebond Written Nov 19, 2005

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    The three altar-pieces of the choir are certainly the most important art works of the church. The first represents Saint-Miliau, while the other two show Christ, the Madonna and saints.
    The last two pictures depict a cross and the statue of a saint with two decorated columns.

    Saint-Miliau altar-piece Virgin with Jesus and saints a cross saint with columns
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    Eglise de Saint-Miliau - inside: overview

    by Mikebond Written Nov 19, 2005

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    The inside of the church is Baroque and, as you can already see, it is much richer than that of Saint-Thégonnec. Worth seeing are the organ, the wooden pulpit (1677) and the baptistry (1675), but I think the most beautiful part is the choir with its decorated altar-pieces that will come in the next tip.

    the nave the organ the pulpit the baptistry arches
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    See the Ends of the Calvary (pt.2)

    by hquittner Written Sep 27, 2007

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    The support arms (of the H) of the Calvary have upon their faces at the frieze level figures of the 4 Evangelists. With some difficulty their identifying icons can be found.

    John (the Eagle) Luke (the Ox) Matthew (?) Mark (a Lion above?)
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    Eglise de Saint-Miliau - before entering

    by Mikebond Written Nov 19, 2005

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    The église de Saint-Miliau was erected in the 16th century, but it was rebuilt in the 17th. The portal is decorated with statues of Apostles and biblical episodes. Let's go inside.

    the church behind the calvaire the portal the Apostles
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