Pleyben Travel Guide

  • The Enclos, calvary front,and church St Germain L'
    The Enclos, calvary front,and church St...
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  • around the St you see the back of the Chapelle
    around the St you see the back of the...
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  • the front of the Ossuary in the enclos complex
    the front of the Ossuary in the enclos...
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Pleyben Things to Do

  • Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois II

    I needed to come back for my regular rides when home on the weekends with the family so here are some more photos of this wonderful enclos or complex covering the Church, the ossuary, and the calvary. I give you some pictures from the Inside of the churchThe splendid church of Saint Germain is a remarkable both by its extended style of its...

  • Calvary of Pleyben

    again one of the top 3 in all of Brittany. see the church part in another tip.The typical religious ensemble is made up of four elements, all associated. The cementary, the church, the calvary,and the ossuary . These are surrounded by a wall in stones with a portal or opening of great dimensions. The construction here dates from the 16C to 17C ,and...

  • Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois

    part of the calvary ensemble, and a must to see, one of the best 3 in all of BrittanyThe church or église Saint Germain is a mix of renaissance and gothic architecture. It has two bells with the best that one on the right , it is a renaissance tower crowned by a dome of lanterns. In the interior, the nave is a lambric vault of the 16C with...

  • See the Church Interior

    The interior of the church is apponted by the extensive use of heavy woodwork, a common structural findning in Breton curches. The beams and curved panel ceilings are heavily decorated. Unfortunately the light was almost extinguished by the rain outside, so thhe colors are obscured and most of our pictures were a complete failure, among them the...

  • You Came for the Calvary

    The Calvary (1555) consists of a heavy H-shaped Arch with angled arms. The lower sections are undecorated. The platform is populated with figures that relate to the Passion and the Deposition. There is a tall frieze traversing the edge below this, covered with scenes from the life of Christand finishing after his crucifixion. The monument has been...

  • Examine the Church Exterior

    The church has two spires, the shorter one Gothic, the taller one over the South (entry) Porch, Renaissance. On the facade of the latter tower in a niche, is a Bishop whom we cannot identify (no local information was available). In the Porch are two rows of statues of the Prophets, each with his identifying attributes. The canopies are simple and...


Pleyben Restaurants

  • créperie, crêpes, galettes Enclos

    very traditional créperie right across from the famous calvary in Pleyben (one of the oldest and best preserve in Brittany)The elderly couple tend with care their business and many locals attest to this, they have the menu carte and many others suggested on the spot. great selection of ciders, wines, and beers, with apéritifs cocktails.The...

  • traditional Breton Taverne

    This is purely traditional Breton restaurant,bar taverne in a historical beautiful small town in inner Finistére. its time I put some pictures is traditional breton cooking with a great breton ambiance. You can have beers, wine, cider, and salon de thé here as well. all regional products made in Brittany. The resto is recommended by the...

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Pleyben Transportation

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    by gwened Updated Mar 29, 2014

    expressway N165, get off on exit Chateaulin/Pleyben after the first roundabout take direction Pleyben on the N164 straight into ave Charles de Gaulle in city center Pleyben, you come upon the Calvaire.
    You can ,also, come on the N165 and get off at the D785 Pleyben Route Touristique by car.

    The bus you can look up here, according to the mayor’s office bus no 62 from Quimper ,and line 35 leaving from Chateaulin and line 61 leaving from Brest.

    a broader public transport site for all of Brittany is here
    for more options.

    entering Pleyben, calvary ahead and city center and the calvary upon you!!!
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Pleyben Shopping

  • chocolates, chocolates

    a wonderful place full of friendly folks and marvelous chocolates made on site by maître chocolatier Michel Chatillon;you have a factory here, and you can tour it, see a movie on cacao and the goodies made here,taste the product and buy it.The florentins are superb and I will come back. The factory was off so no workers but I was allowed to see it...

  • the baguette is a must

    well how can you come to France and not go to a bakery or boulangerie usually a pâtisserie as well. This is a must.We rarely take pictures of these, but in Pleyben we arrive early for the market, chocolates and calvary and to come home we purchase everything we needed here, so of course bread is important.The bakery was loaded with baguettes short...

  • le Marché samedi

    as any town in France, here they have a market on Saturdays of food items, these are local farmers who come here to sell their wares. So you are guaranteed of the best and freshest products with a reasonable price.Its one of our favorite pastimes here to get these and enjoy the real life in France, this is how you know you are in France. Who does...


Pleyben Off The Beaten Path

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    by gwened Written Nov 10, 2012

    In the main plaza ,you will see a monument to the fallen in front of a church like building, this is the Chapelle de la Congregation,founded by the lords of the Boissière, probably by the end of the 17C by the confrérie de la Congrégation. It is ,also, known as the Chapelle Neuve or new chapel as its recontruction was done in 1889, and its last one was done again in 1994. It is a place today for meetings, gatherings and communions of the catechism Catholic.

    The Monument to the fallen you see out front in the pictures has the names of the fallen in all the wars of the 20C in Pleyben. Total 318 inhabitants and fallen 290 in WWI, 21 in WWII, 5 in the war of Indochina, and 2 in the war of Algeria.

    Chapelle de la Congregation and Mon to fallen around the St you see the back of the Chapelle
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