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    Church of Saint Pierre -interiors

    by gwened Written Nov 17, 2012

    The church of Saint-Pierre, dates from the 17C ,it quickly become too small ,and was destroyed in 1870 , the cementary displaced and all replace by a church of neo gothic style. It was destroyed by WWII and it was rebuilt as see the belltower done with concrete. However ,some items do remain such as the descend of the Cross and two retables one of Saint-Pierre ,and the other of a Rosary.

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    Calvaire de Plougastel

    by gwened Written Nov 9, 2012

    You do come here first for the Calvaire or Calvary of Plougastel religious ensemble which is unique of Brittany. This one is one of the best around. It dates from 1602 – 1604 done on a base of yellow granite of Logonna-Daoulas. It has about 180 statues sculpture with kersanton of blue color depicting the scenes of the bible on the life of Christ. Legendary scenes such as those of Katell Kollet, it is one of the 7 grand calvaries of Brittany!!! . It was built following the plague epidemy of 1598, there is a stairs on the northwest side allowing to go inside where the predicator is illuminated.

    There is a story here that I like to tell here, John Davis SKILTON, was an American Lieutenant that help rebuilt the calvary after WWII. He was part of the office of civil affairs of the US Army that was based at nearby Plabennec,and the war brought him to Plougastel in end August 1944 . He was an Arts adviser back in the USA, and sensitive of the damage caused by the war of this magnificent monument he helps in its restoration. His first act was to collect all the pieces of Arts of this work, and guard them here. He went on to served at Vittel,then Germany, where he helps return to France 18 wagons full of art work stolen during the war . Promise to come back and help rebuilt the Calvary,which he did.

    here is more on it in addition to contact link
    http://www.mairie-plougastel.fr/tourisme/decouvrir/patrimoine/architecture
    the panel photo explains the different points of the calvary.

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    Church of Saint Pierre -exteriors

    by gwened Written Nov 9, 2012

    The church of Saint-Pierre, dates from the 17C ,it quickly become too small ,and was destroyed in 1870 , the cementary displaced and all replace by a church of neo gothic style. It was destroyed by WWII and it was rebuilt as see the belltower done with concrete. However ,some items do remain such as the descend of the Cross and two retables one of Saint-Pierre ,and the other of a Rosary.

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