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    Church of Saint Bieuzy

    by gwened Written Apr 12, 2014

    This is a lieu-dit part of the town of Pluvigner, where I live now.

    there is a wonderful Church of Saint Bieuzy , small typical looking chapel like so many in Brittany. This one is high on a hill overlooking the Loch plateau,and better park at the bottom and walk up as the Streets are very narrow and steep difficult for a turnaround. A bit of history on this Church translated from the French, on the city of Pluvigner page.

    Saint Bieuzy is also called saint Bihui. The legend says that the saint was struck in the skull with a knife because he did not want to interrupt his mass to cure of rabies the dogs of the Lord of Melrand. He wished to make a last visit to his friend saint Gildas and made a stop at Bieuzy-Lanvaux. The Chapel is built in the memory of its passage.

    Built on a hillside, the Church dominates the village. The southern facade is from 1593 , year where the Church has been modified. The western façade was transformed when the chapel became the parish church, annex. On this occasion, a slightly protruding massif has been integrated as well as the Portal full-arch dated 1838.

    On the back wall of the choir is arranged a table of the Holy family. There are also two side niches of carved wood from the 17C, located in the choir. On the left the statue of saint Bieuzy is presented and right to throne a Madonna and child. Several other statues are present in the Church: those of Sainte Brigide, Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Saint Joseph and Saint Theresa.

    A statue can intrigue the visitor: that of a Holy Knight dressed in a coat and holding a shield but no sword. It could be Saint Michel.

    Nice area country breton, and beautiful views over the valleys of the Loch below from the Church.

    facade Church of Saint Bieuzy arriving at church on narrow hilly street the property of the church next to cementary the calvaire side of church of St Bieuzy the view from church of valley of loch below
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    Abbaye de Lanvaux

    by gwened Written Apr 12, 2014

    the Abbaye de Lanvaux, this is private property, but full of history.
    When the local rebels ,the Chouans, gathered here with General Cadoudal (of Auray) , waiting for the immigrant breton to arrive from England by Quiberon, this is where they camp out. Unfortunately the landing was discovered , and the link up never happened, instead many immigrants 795 were sentence to the firing squad ,and today are buried in the Chartreuse of Auray.

    A bit of history , other, this monastery is located near the old Castle of Lanvaux and the fief of the Barony, the construction is set as in July 1138AD!!! By the Abbot Ruaud and Cistercian monks, with the support of the baron Alain de Lanvaux who donated to the monks of Bégard of a Manor House on the right bank of the river Loch. In the 18C a Abbey House is built near the convent. It eventually installs a glassworks in 1824 and a smelter in 1827.

    In 1824, was built at a small distance of the convent, a glassworks, which was replaced, three years later, by a foundry. The property of the convent and the neighbouring propertys has passed, then by various hands. But the Park and the forest of Lanvaux, a capacity of 207 hectares, and the forest of the abbey, containing 45 hectares, remained the property of the State.

    Today in this harvest of tranquility and forest lies a gîte rural that you can rent out with a goût on the wines, However, been historical importance to Brittany I have here as is Worth while stop by and sometimes is open on heritage days in September. Rental info here
    http://www.vinogusto.com/fr/adresse/82515/gite-rural-abbaye-de-lanvaux

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    Chapelle ND de la Miséricorde

    by gwened Updated Nov 11, 2013

    the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Miséricorde; it is a chapel from 1600 AD; as there are many around here and I am just beginning to know my new area; slow by the business travels and house work.

    The Chapel of Our Lady of the Miséricorde is located in the village way rural village of Kerven-Miséricorde on the South-East side of the town of Pluvigner. It is well posted but you need a car as it is deep into farming areas here. The Chapel sits alone but its surrounded by farmers homes.

    The story is that is was built by the Sirs of the grand town in 1600 AD, then purchase by the family of Le Gouvello de Kériolet (a great Breton family) that lived in the château de Kerlois, nearby (and next on my agenda). The style is flamboyant gothic with traces of the Renaissance. THe building has four angles with pylons across and two poles. This Chapel was the place of prayers of Pierre de Kériolet, also, known as the ”diable de Kerlois”(devil of kerlois), that lived a life of crazy manners until been converted and ordained priest in 1637. The Chapel has several human heads sculpture into the stones and sand-stone building as well as a rich furniture including a tribune in polychrome representing the apostles.

    The repent ceremony or pardon is done the first Sunday of September. I need to be back for the Inside. http://www.pluvigner.fr/module-Contenus-viewpub-tid-2-pid-128.html

    Chapelle de la Mis��ricorde side the front door of the Chapelle the side of the Chapelle the front back from the road to Chapelle
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    American monument

    by gwened Written Sep 8, 2013

    This is a wonderful story that is celebrated here every year.

    B-17F -N° immat : 41-24567, this is the airplane and its matriculation number that fell here in city center back in January 23, 1943 from a crew of American pilots on the B17. All perished except one, and he came back to do the monument.

    The monument was done on November 5, 1994 by the surviving chief sargent Charles Roth, with the presence of Coronel Mel Schulstad, main pilot but in hospital on the day of the drama so survived .

    The memory of the 7 aviators who perished here in plain city center flying that B17 F of the 8 th US Air Force 303th Bombardment Group – 306th Bombardment Squadron, is honored here every May 8.

    As an American citizen living here now, it is very special indeed. NO special page, but will post the mayor's office webpage in contact.

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    monuments to the fallen Pluvigner

    by gwened Updated Apr 20, 2013

    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

    Monument to the fallen WWI monument to the fallen war of 1870-71 monument to the fallen of WWII Cross of Jesus and saints statues such as Ste Anne
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