Yves Nicolazic was born at Pluneret,April 3 1591,and died on May 13 1645
Yves Nicolazic , is the farmer breton that told of a vision of Sainte Anne, the mother of Virgen Mary,and grandmother of Jesus. The dreamt of a vision and later found a statue in the fields of the Sainte Anne and this field became the place of pilgrimage we know today and the building next to it of the Basilique de Sainte-Anne-d'Auray.
He declare in front of sir Jacques Bullion in the presbytery of Pluneret seen them still in March 12 1625. His prayers were to have a child by his wife Guillemette le Roux that she could not. Then in 1628 he shows up in the church of Pluneret, proclaiming to the rector Sylvestre Roduez that he brings a child to be baptised, two years later a daughter is born named Jeanne,and then another one named Paterne.
Sainte Anne has become the most frequented place in France, his body was buried in teh chaple of pilgrimages, as was his wish, at the exact site where he found the statue of the Sainte Anne
July 26 each year is the pilgrimage to Sainte Anne d'Auray
A wonderful cupola dome monument representing all 7 parrishes of Brittany in memory of those fallen in WWI
a moving place to the left facing the basilica de Sainte Anne d'Auray and seldom notice but its there big facing you, a must to see.
respect to those who fell brave,and to know a bit more of the history of France and WWI.
a bit of history
It is told that there were about 1 million dead for France in that war, and we speak of 240 000 Bretons, later estimates were put down to 110-130 000 dead; nonetheless, a huge amount in proportion to the population in Brittany.
The monument was done in 1923,on the site there are the names engrave of about 8000 soldiers,families (father and sons!!!) on the walls of the monument and around it. However, these are not all, only the dead of families that could pay for the engraving of their sons. In all it remains a monument to all Bretons!
A moving place to visit when in town as well.
an impressive monument to the count de Chambord amongst trees on way out of town.
After the discovery of the virgen Ste Anne at Auray in 1624 the royal families of France take the town in its arms from 1628.
All the great nobles of the house of Bourbon came here beginning by a wish of Anne of Austria queen of France that after a gift of statue of the virgin upon the birth of their son future king Louis XIV.
From 1889 a subscription is held by the Saint-Henri society to honor in a monument the memory of Count of Chambord. The prince is represented on his knees in praying position facing the statue of the Sainte Anne on the top of the belltower of the Basilica. The crown of FRance rest at its feet on a pillow and cover with a sacred mantle you see Saint Jeanne d'Arc, Sainte Geneviéve Duguesclin and Bayard they surrounded them.
The true history in its entirety is in French at the link I provide; but any further info let me know.