Saint-Jean-du-Doigt Travel Guide

  • Saint-Jean-du-Doigt
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    enclos paroissial
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    Saint John
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    by Mikebond Updated Nov 20, 2005

    This enclos paroissial of Saint-Jean-du-Doigt is very beautiful, even if not as famous as those of Saint-Thégonnec and Guimiliau. However, it is known for being supposed to contain a phalange of Saint John's the index finger; the name of the village, meaning "Saint John of the Finger" comes from there. (I remember a guide in a church told us some years ago that if all the relics of Saint John's were authentic, he would have had tons of hands!). The enclosure is formed by the church, the small calvaire, the cemetery, plus a Renaissance fountain in stone and lead.
    These photos show the enclosure itself, where a statue of Saint John is located.

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    by Mikebond Written Nov 20, 2005

    Here you see the other parts of the enclos: the calvaire, the cemetery and the fountain.
    The calvaire is not remarkable, on the contrary it is very poor; the fountain in stone and lead dates back to the Renaissance and is much richer in sculptures. The cemetery is quite nice, too.

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    by Mikebond Written Nov 20, 2005

    The church of this enclos paroissial was built between 1440 and 1513 in flaming Gothic style. As I have already written in the previous tip, a relic is kept in it which is supposed to be Saint John's index finger.

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