Sizun Travel Guide

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Sizun Things to Do

  • Inside the Church

    On entering the church it is the light and colour that immediately impresses. After the dark stone of the Calvary figures on the arch and the strange and weird symbolism of the external granite and stone decoration this polychrome effect is quite breathtaking. The church brochure advises that you take a seat to read carefully the small leaflet...

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  • English Organ Builders in Brittany

    We first came across the English Dallam Family of organ builders in the Cathedral at St Pol -de-Léon a couple of years ago where the organ was built by Thomas Dallam. On this most recent trip we discovered the nearest village church to where we were staying in Crozon had an organ built by Thomas' father Robert Dallam .In Sizun the organ was...

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  • Around the Church Enclosure

    This interesting, and rather elegant building, may be the Sacristy but there was nothing to identify it as such in our guide leaflet.The plain and austere War Memorial, standing directly in front of both the Arch and the Porch is seen in Picture 2.Yew trees seem to be a speciality of British Church yards but in Picture 3 there is an ancient beach...

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  • The Pièta

    I thought this granite sculpture which - according to something we later read in th Museum - dates from the 15th century, was one of the most beautiful things we saw in Sizun. It seemed to combine the simplicity of mediaeval art with a much more modern expression of its subject.

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  • The Ossuary

    Rather a forbidding history for a very beautiful building. This is the place to which, in ancient times, the remains of people removed from graves to make room for new burials were brought. More recently it served as the final resting place of the dead before burial. There is nothing now of that sombre history. Externally the building offers much...

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  • The Museum

    The museum, housed in the old Ossuary, is more to do with a celebration of Breton life with baby's cribs, lace Christening gowns and tiny shoes. With models in traditional costume, an example of an old cottagers bed and household domestic and agricultural tools it is crammed full. But there is still room for a display of local lace work, other...

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  • Sizun Annual Festival July 13th

    Once a year a festival of Breton life , dance and music takes place in the main street. There are dancers in Breton costumes, traditional music and an open air dance for everyone to join in. The days events are rounded off by a grand firework display.Catch it if you can - we were a couple of weeks too early this time.

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  • Inside the Church - 2. The windows

    The art of the glassmaker makes an important contribution to the beauty of so many churches - as here - and I was surprised that there was no reference in the leaflet to the who, how and when of these windows.

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  • Inside the Church - 1

    When entering the Church the first thing that impresses is the beautiful effect of light and colour. After the dark stone of the Calvary figures on top of the Arch, and the weird symbolism of the almost mediaeval stone and granite iconography that decorates the exterior, the polychrome interior is quite breathtaking.The small leaflet that describes...

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Sizun Restaurants

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    by ranger49 Updated Jul 17, 2008

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    A small family run crêperie, with extra seating at the back.
    We arrived just in time - on a Saturday lunchtime - to get the last two remaining seats in the front of house and were the only non-locals there.

    I had a delicious ham an cheese crêpe and John had a cheese and mushroom omelette.
    Both meals came with a basket of fresh bread cuffs and we both drank dry, local cider - from traditional large sized Breton cups.
    An ideal place for an inexpensive light lunch.

    A bit of History.

    In 1950 the Crêpe makes in Sizun discovered the secret of making crêpes that would retain their moisture and softnes for several weeks.
    Impressed by the commercial opportunities of this discovery a facory was opened to produce Long-life crêpes.
    By the 1960's over 20 factories producing Crêpes were operating in Sizun.

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