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SPOUM theatre entrance
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the side of Church St Gervais et St...
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Chapel Notre Dame du Loc-Saint Avé
The Chapel of Notre Dame du Loc where built from 1475 to 1494 is still an example of the Breton religious art. Amongst the richest inside you will find retables in sand, a chancel cross from 1500, granite retables and an alabaster from England, a formidable collection of polychrome statues from the 15C to 19C where the it has the Virgin and the Child recently restored. I was around when the restoration began, and almost live just across from it. It is at place Notre Dame du Loc in town of Saint AvéThe work has been magnificently, was there on labor day holiday should be back. A jewel of Breton fervor Catholicism and architecture marvel.
Church of St Gervais et St Protais-Saint Avé
The church of Saint Gervais et Saint Protais suffered a lot on humidity problems, was destroyed in the 19C and rebuilt between 1830 and 1834 where the building of today is from. The old church dates back to the 15C and those parts dates from 1426 to 1481.Nice imposing building in city center Saint Avé on the place de l'église. in contact the mayor's office or mairie site, and here the tourist office of Vannes which Saint Avé belongs to but in French toohttp://www.tourisme-vannes.com/decouvrir-la-region/les-communes-autour-de-vannes/le-haut-pays-vert/saint-ave
monuments to the fallen Pluvigner
The monument to the fallen is a must to see in France. it is the country paying respect to its heroes who help defend and liberate the country in many wars over the years. the sculptures ,statues, monuments are magnificently done.None better than at Pluvigner, where I passed many times been near me but up to today not taken pictures there. VT imposed, here they are.You have plaques monument, stone stalls,and archways, towers all in memory of the past heroes. As well as crosses of our lord and statues of saints next to these monuments for eternity.RESPECT
Church of Saint Guignel - Pluvigner
Pluvigner is a country town small on road D768 amongst others. It has a nice church or église de Saint Guigner; founder of the town. It is mostly from the 16C as one sable stone on the north side tells you it was in 1545 when built. However, it has been found traces on the building that is even older. The antique tower and bell were done in 1781. Many renovations since 1841 have been carry out . The inside has stained glass marking the events of famous names of the parrish, like Saint Guigner, Saint Guénaël or the penitent Kériolet. You will see statues of Saint Guigner, Saint Michel,Saint Vincent Ferrier and that one of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours. It ,also, a wonderful painting of the assomption of Mary from 1770. The outside you have vestiges on the north side of the old Chapel Notre-Dame des orties, built in 1426, having survived the cross transept. Surrounding the church you see many...
Chapel of Sainte Anne- St Nolffs
This is a very nice chapel next to the church of Saint Mayeul (see separate tip), in a nice small town near where I work. It has a rectangular shape and flamboyan decorations built in honor of Sainte Anne in 1493 by Olivier de Gourvineg, Lord of Bézit, as indicated in the sand stone plaque. Sainte Anne is the patron sainte of the Breton, and according to the bible ,the grandmother of Jesus and mother of Mary. The chapel was done rather large showing that it has some prestige in the area. The Gourvineg held positions of great power in the 15C like adviser to the Duke or Captain of the guards, been with important revenues to live a grand style of life.To note in this chapel, you see the first appearance of lys flowers in the windows and many decorated likewise. Exceptional in the 15C as Brittany was independant and stayed that way until 1532. It could be a symbol of the force marriage of...
Church of Saint Mayeul -St Nolffs
The church of Saint-Mayeul,is right in the center of this small town near my place of work. The church we see its from the 15C, and went thru several stages of renovation ever since. It was built without lower side walls with a choir with a flat chevet and the cloister has a big window in flamboyan style. It was given croisillons in the 19C and developed its side walls, today it is in a latin cross style. An elevation n the center hides a sharp lowering of the ceiling and its sand sculptures. In the stained glass you see the coat of arms of the family of Gourvineg on the north transept and those of the family of Kêrboulard in the south transept.Both important names in the history of the town. The belltower and clock were done in 1783.A very nice historical and architecture complex with cafes , a river going by with horse riding park ,and grocery stores to enjoy a sunny day in the...
Church of Saint Melaine - Plumelin
Plumelin comes from breton « Plu » or « Plou » (meaning parrish) and of saint Merin (cult coming from Wales) or of saint Melaine, bishop of Rennes in the 5C.taking a tour of the churches in my area, i bring you the church of Saint-Melaine (built end of the 15C or early 16C). You will see a round chapel on the south choir rebuilt between 1744 and 1759. This is a building in the form of Latin cross with a semi circular choir. ONly the south croisillon is preserved by a big window in flamboyan point. Its belltower is peculiar because is not higher then its roof at the south side, and its attach to the rotonda dating from the renaissance. The confessions dates from the 18C,and the main retable dates from 1740 and restore in 1896 work of Olivier Le Denmat (Locminé), its two statues are from the 15C those of Saint Melaine and Saint Quidy,surrounded by a painting of the descend of the...
Church of Saint Colomban - Locminé
Locminé takes its name from Loc Menéh meaning a place of monksThe church of Saint-Sauveur ou Saint-Colomban (this one dtes from 1976!!), The church of Saint-Sauveur de Locminé, depended previously from the prieury of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, was linked in modern times to the chapel of Saint-Colomban . Started in 1973, the modern church is dedicated to the Christmas Mass of 1975. This church has ancient facades and that of the neighboring church and chapel of Saint-Colomban from the 16C. The two building present the same flamboyant decoration, doors at third point decorated with inscribes panels on borders and windows of the flamboyan network. on the western facade the church has a grand square belltower in stone with polygonal spires. The church and the chapel are connected by an inmense arcade passage. The windows of the chapel has its stained glass from the 16C well preserved...
Church of Saint Thuriau- Plumergat
Another nice historical church near me is the church of Saint-Thuriau built in the 11 to 13C, it has been renovated several times and as late as 1948. The church was built over antique site of pray and sacrifices druids . A tower covers the roman facade, it has a nave ,transept, and choir traverse by small windows very small. The nave has four traverse lines separated by arcades in double rolls of columns with Roman decorations on its tops as well as nails, torsades and palmettes. Its western side it has a square belltower in stone of the 14C, the arrows are supported by a pyramical roof with separate bell rooms. All is crowned by three octagonal lanterns. The walls were redone in the 17C, but it preserved the primitive aspect of its highs. At the end of the choir you see a retable in polychrome wood and enamel of Angers with three frames of columns, in the middle you see a painting...
church Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens -Plescop
Another of my area many churches, this one is close to Vannes and the bus system of it takes you here on bus 4. Plescop means in Breton, the church of tha parrish.The church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens was built in the 15 to 17C. IT really has no architectural character and many times renovated. It has a blessed stone from 1629 and 3 retables in stone and wood dating from the 17C . The main retable on the altar has a painting of the coronation of the Virgin with the statues of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul on the sides. The virgin piety in polychrome and on the wall of the mid chapel is from the 16C. There is a painting entitled "Vision de saint François d'Assise", or the vision of St Francis of Assisi ,dates from 1768.just to know in the nice residential commune of Plescop, very near Vannes. And yes alas it was raining today ::)
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