Locronan Travel Guide

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    View Toward Town and Church
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  • Village centre, Locronan.
    Village centre, Locronan.
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Locronan Things to Do

  • See the St. Ronan Story on the Pulpit

    The story of St. Ronan , the Irish hermit who came to the area in the 9C, is carved into the wood of the pulpit ascent stair in a Louis XIV style. Done in 1707, it is a vivd example of its time It consists of 10 polychromed wood medallions portraying the story. The first medallion at the foot of thes stairs showsSt. Ronan arriving in his boat at...

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  • See the St. Ronan Story on the Pulpit

    The story of St. Ronan , the Irish hermit who came to the area in the 9C, is carved into the wood of the pulpit ascent stair in a Louis XIV style. Done in 1707, it is a vivd example of its time It consists of 10 polychromed wood medallions portraying the story. The first medallion at the foot of thes stairs showsSt. Ronan arriving in his boat at...

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  • See the Church's Stained Glass and...

    Stone and wood carving developed rapidly in Brittany, especially because of the very workable Kersanton granite. The church interior is filled with polychrome statues in wood or stone. The liveliness of expression is very notable. The work is in keeping with the immediately succeeding Calvaires seen in nearby town churchyards. Also outstanding is...

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  • Study the Church Interior

    The altar is flanked by patron Saints Corentin and Ronan while behind it is a large excellent stained glass window (1480) with scenes of the Life and Death of Christ. At the end of the aisle to the left is the carved polychrome wood (1668) Retable of the Rosary, a hallmark of the devotion of the citizenry to their faith. Finally there is the pulpit...

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  • Enter the Chapel of Penity

    The gisant of St. Ronan lies in the Chapel surrounded by angels and with an ox at his feet representing their unattended guiding of his funeral cart to the church site. Also in the chapel is a “Deploration” (Lamentation) group in polychrome stone as well as revered 16C stone statues. Note that St. Michel carries a scale containing souls.

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  • Visit the Church of St.-Ronan &...

    The old church is built of granite in Renaissance style and has a stubby central bell tower. To its right is a small Chapel of Penity attached to the main church. Within it are the tomb of St. Ronan and other devotional objects on which the “Pardon Processions” (the Tromenies) center.(See Customs) The church has a central porch entry under a gable...

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Locronan Shopping

  • Lampes Berger exibit

    A little exibit of Lampes Berger completes the good for sale. You can find there the complet range of perfumes even the ones which are not still issued.Also, the burners which are almost impossible to find elsewhare. For the master piece of the picture (the Pierrot on the left) : only, 1.200.000 Euros (the mold havs been broken).

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  • The world center of the Lampe Berger

    This shop is a classical candles shop.But it has a second room completly dedicated to the Lampe Berger. The Lampe Berger has been initialy at the end of the 19° century made for hospital in order to catch the microbs and the smells.Then, Berger put a perfume in his mixture. Now, the lamp is worldly known as a way to perfume a room. Average prices...

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Locronan Local Customs

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    by hquittner Written Sep 9, 2007

    The Tromenies are annual devotional processions (a kind of pardon) which go out into the hills around Locronan where the hermit saint resided after arriving from Ireland in the 9C. There are stops at various sacred sites where relics are venerated and displayed. The walks occur every second Sunday of July, and are 5 km in length except that ever 6th year the procession is much longer (12 km) and occurs on the 2 and 3 Sunday with celebrations in between (the latest of these occurred in 2007). The longer walk is called the Grande Tromenie, the shorter one La Petite Tromenie. The walks begin and end inside the Chapel of Penity.

    St. Ronan
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Locronan Warnings and Dangers

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    by GUYON Written Apr 5, 2003

    Locronan was built to be inhabited by Bretons, not by tourists and the Bretons were known to be little (my wife's ancester was 1,34 meter in 1792).
    So the doors were adapted.
    Be aware of your head.

    Beware of the door
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Locronan Off The Beaten Path

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    by GUYON Written Oct 9, 2006

    If you strool by the Locronan streets, you are transported in a far past. When the stone was cheap and the Breton small. Commonly, a man was 1,50 meter high. So take care if you are invited to enter a house and if you are one of the tall Americans who visits Britany in Summer.

    It's crowdy today, honey ! The door is very very low (it's written) Yes, they have cars.
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Locronan Favorites

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    by GUYON Written Apr 5, 2003

    Favorite thing: Ronan was a hermit came from Eire during the 11° century.
    He is known to have delivered a sheep from the wolfs (a hunter I presume).
    Several lords wanted to have the body of a so saint man in their lands. The dispute was settled by God : the body was put on a wagon pulled by oxen but without a drover. They stoped at the place of the current church.

    Fondest memory: Locronan is a saint city with a pilgrimage (nearer than Jerusalem).
    When we were there, the church was remodeled with a huge scaffolding. So I shot this picture from the side...

    St Ronan Church St Ronan's grave Descente de Croix The organ Stain glasses
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