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    castle of Suscinio

    by gwened Updated Jan 18, 2014

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    one of the hunting residence of the Dukes of Brittany, sitting just by the bay entrance to the gulf at below Sarzeau in the presqu'il de Rhuys. It was begun about 1218AD and continue improvements, until 1798 the French revolution sold it as national property to the viscount of franchevill, who in turn in 1965 gave it the general Council of the Morbihan, the local govt for upkeeps, still is .

    it remained very well maintained, there are many cultural activities are held there now. You need a car to get to it very small village. You can see a tapestry of 30 000 medieval patches showing the man of the middle ages mixing their dreams with dragons and lions.

    admission is 7,50€ adults,and it is open January to November 14h-17h, February,March,and October, 14h-18h, and April to September 10h-19h. Closed dec 24,25, 31, and jan 1; check the site for updates on prices and hours.

    You have a guided tour at 15h every day all year that is open; there are games for kids like treasure hunt, and heritage shops to learn about neat things.

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    Abbey Church of St Sauveur - Redon

    by gwened Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    The abbey of Saint-Sauveur de Redon was founded in 832AD by Conwoïon , and recognise on June 18, 834AD by Nominoë, very old indeed. Richelieu was the commanding abbey here in 1622. The tour or arcade tower is 28 meters high.

    The history is huge going back to the duchy of Brittany,and its one that needs more time, the information is inmense as well on it. You can see
    in summer july and august they have guided tours on Tuesdays and Fridays mornings for just 4€ adults and 1,50€ children, less than 10 are free

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    museum of traditions at le Faouêt

    by gwened Written Jun 16, 2013

    Nice museum of traditions and folklore of the region,or Musée du Faouêt.
    The mid-19th century, the richness of the heritage and traditions of le Faouët attract many French and foreign artists in inland Brittany. Inaugurated in 1987 in a former convent of Ursulines of the 17th century, the Museum of le Faouët strives to revive this effervescence passed. Its collection consists of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, includes more than 450 works.
    very nice area for a walk too ,quaint old and just wonderful.Admission is 4,50€ adults
    Open April, May, June, September,and October every day except Sunday mornings and mondays from 10h -12h and 14h -18h. July and August open every day from 10h-12h, and 14h-18h. The museum is open on holidays.

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    Church of Notre Dame -Kernascléden

    by gwened Written Jun 16, 2013

    THe church of Notre-Dame ,its a building, of flamboyant Gothic architecture, with all the riches of this time. Inside, it is blown away by the magnificence of the frescoes depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. We face the Angel musicians dreaming perhaps of a visitor ; the painter Maurice Denis. Is more worried about hell and its Devils or danse macabre, which reminds us that we are all equal facing death. The Church also contains another “treasure”. A colony of bats is housed in its bell tower! That is why, next to the Church, walkers can visit the House of the bat in order to know everything from the mysterious world of these ladies of the night.

    another side to come back to. the tourist webpage for the region of pays du roi Morvan, http://www.tourismepaysroimorvan.com/accueil/navigation/le-pays/kernascleden.aspx

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    Cartopole - Baud

    by gwened Written Apr 5, 2013

    a wonderful little museum on old post cards. up th road from me on the D768 to the picturesque town of Baud just before reaching the N24 (Brest to Rennes road).

    open from June 15 to September 15, Tuesdays and Sundays from 14h-18h and wednesdays, thursdays ,fridays and saturdays from 10h-12h30 and 14h -18h
    open from September 16 to JUne 14, on Tuesdays and thursdays from 13h30 -18h
    wednesdays from 9h30-12h30 and 13h30 -18h
    saturdays from 9h30 -16h
    admission adults is 5€

    you have exhibitions going on now from April 13 2013 to April 15 2014 : Le monde maritime en Bretagne (the world of maritime brittany)

    What is Cartopole, opened in June 1996, as the showroom of the museum of post cards inside a building of a village from the 20C, it is the history of post cards and the traditional Brittany.

    Actually you see the entire history of Brittany in post cards !!great place. I need to take more photos!!!

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    church of Saint Pierre - Arradon

    by gwened Written Feb 2, 2013

    it is of gothic style begun in 1885 and finished in 1888.

    It has inside a painting representing the holy cross or ”Sacré-Coeur de Jésus entouré d’angelots” from the 18C in the south transept, another the deploration of Christ dead or “La Déploration du Christ mort”,dating from 1847 and located in the ambulatory, yet another the virgin taking care of her sons in crucifiction or ”la Vierge tendant son fils aux enfants et une Crucifixion”, located in the baptismal room.

    The church,also, houses a statue in wood from the 17C of Saint Vincent Ferrier (that visited Arradon in 1419 while evangelising the area coming from Valencia Spain, his body lies in the Cathedral Saint Pierre at Vannes) , also the statues of Saint Pierre and Saint Roch. The clock in the south nave dates from 1895

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    Cairn de Gavrinis

    by gwened Written Jan 26, 2013

    This is for the summer, but done that and now went by again and finally took a couple of pictures. It is about 25 mins from my house by car. And the reason you got to be here in summe is because the stone or cairn is an island !!! a boat takes you there,and you need reservation. Now is a ghost town. email for reservation and info at gavrinis@sagemor.fr

    and this is the boat company we took and the ticket office has a photo here, http://www.croisieres-golfe-du-morbihan.com/grand-tour-golfe-escale-ile-aux-moines.html

    The island is call ’île de Gavrinis (lol!) at the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan (UNESCO site::)) and it is a dolmen under a cairn that means covered with dry stones pile up n mount type setting. It is said to have been built around 3600-3700 BC. Its dolmen is made of 29 pillars of which 23 are beautiful decorated with symbols of the Armorique period.

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    church of Notre Dame- Larmor Baden

    by gwened Written Jan 26, 2013

    this is the town not to be confuse with larmor plage, and this church even if small was created by a townpeople wish and the order of Napoleon III

    In 1858 while the emperor Napoleon III and emperatrice Eugénie visited Brittany, the people of Larmor ask them to have a parrish church here. On January 11 1860, the imperial decree is signed by emperor Napoleon III.

    It is a church in the form of a Latin cross. The central glass of the choir has the armes of the count of Dillon and his wife. A near glass represent of Sainte Eugénie. The church has a ex-voto from the 19c-20C that has three boat masts named Stella Maris (star of the seas). You can see two aquarelles from 1878 ,and a gouache (sort of watercolor but not the same) that represent the boat Sainte-Eugénie of Redon,and Giralda of Bordeaux . From 1927-1929, the church houses a half dozen statues such as Saint Anthony of Padua, sainte Jeanne d'Arc(joanne of arc), the Sacré-Coeur (holy heart), Saint Jean Marie Vianney and Saint Françis of Assisi that are received in the arms of the body of Christ. the statue of Notre-Dame de Larmor dates from the 19C.

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    Church of Stella Maris-Le Bono

    by gwened Written Jan 26, 2013

    This is a wonderful church near the limits of Auray and Le Bono, where my kids go to school. It is in a nice area, greens quiet and residential. The church is wonderful.

    The church was begun in 1956 and finish n 1966!!!! yes about that is new, not the typical one in this area but nice.

    It is romanesque style, all in stone with altar in bricks and belltower cover in metal. It has nice stained glass and sculpture of the virgen of Notre Dames des Flots, patron of the mariners all done by local artists.

    Still some old elements kept inside is the small altar from the period of king Louis XII ,and a tympanum semi circular of the Renaissance , as well as a huge painting of Joël Dadin decorating alll the back of the church ( a bit seen on the back photo)

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    Notre Dame de la Clarte -Larmor Baden plage

    by gwened Updated Jan 26, 2013

    wonderful old church near the port harbor of a lovely coastal town of the Morbihan Breton
    built from the 6C by mariners, seaman. It is said to have been built by Gildas the sa Wise who came from the isles of Britain.

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    Church of St Gurval at Guer

    by gwened Written Dec 9, 2012

    the wonderful church of St Gurval, there was a church here since the 9C when it was mentioned of the arrival of St Gurval as ermite in the 7C give its name. The actual church is built from 1807 to 1847,in the form of a Latin cross, with new renovations done in 1870. It is a wonderful church, and when we came in, there were practicing on the organ with beautiful singing voices, should be a nice spectacle
    the official church site is here
    http://www.paroissesdeguer.new.fr/

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    Chapelle de Saint Cado

    by gwened Written Dec 2, 2012

    this is a must to see. Its an island just link to the mainland by a small bridge, very picturesques;
    very near me in my auray country
    http://www.auray.org/villes/st-cado.html
    more info in French above

    A priest who came from Wales and settled in the area spreading the gospel, well it stuck, with British tourists and all today. The calvary was nice as well as the bridge over the harbor to connect to the isle of St Cado around the nice harbor.

    The story of this isle is as short as this, St Cado was a son of a prince of Glamorgan in Wales, he later was founder and abbey of the grand monastery of Lancarvan (Llancarfan in Great Britain, region of Cambria), Saint Cado came to the armorique area (today Brittany) by between the 5C and 7C. He came to find his compatriots chase by the Saxon invasion and lived on the isle in the ria of Etel that today carry his name. He built an oratory, founds a monastery, and dedicates his life to the evangelism of the region. He was at the origin of the construction of the pont road of 100 meters that link the isle to the mainland ,which today you can walk on it. Only the residents can drive a car in the isle
    Just lovely, come in asap

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    museum of tuna boats at Etel

    by gwened Written Dec 2, 2012

    This was a huge tuna fishing port and it has gone down , but the history of fishing is still big here with sardines as well, now they have a museum of tuna boats or thoniers that is wonderful

    hours are February 12 to March 11, tuesdays to sundays 14h to 18h
    Closed Mondays
    April 8 to September 30 Tuesdays to Fridays to 10h - 12 h and 14h - 18h , Saturdays and Sundays 14h - 18h
    closed Mondays
    5€ adult admission

    Now is closed, will need to wait for the winter to be over, and then come back. unfortunately the photos are from now. The museum is here since 2001

    a bit of history
    1850 : Etel, town of sardine fishermans.
    End 19C., crisis in the sardine business, and tuna becomes the main line of business here
    In the 1930's , Etel is the first harbor for the building of tuna boats in France (250 tuna boats, thousands of fisherman and twelves conservation factories).
    After the war, the city receives a declline with the coming of the new motor boats and fishing of other varieties such as sole, macharel, etc in the off season.
    By 1960 , the port of Lorient attract the entire Etel flotilla of fishing ships.
    End of the 1980's ,the fishing gives way to the pleasure boat rides.

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    Church of Saint Thomas, Landerneau

    by gwened Written Nov 8, 2012

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    The church of Saint Thomas, of Cantorbery was done in the 16C replacing a primitive church from the 13C. The tower was done in 1607, it was pose and raise in 1849. It was the site of many confreries of the old regime or ancien régime, ^keeping inside many statues including one of the Virgen mother sitting and of sainte Anne with the virgen and the enfant Jesus. An ossuary dedicated to saint Cadou, raise in front of the church dating from 1635.

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    Church of Saint Houardon, Landerneau

    by gwened Written Nov 8, 2012

    The church of Saint Hourdon, built in Kersanton stones, the porch serve as model for others done nearby. It conserves it cupola tower from the renaissance. The porch on the right dates from 1604. The church was originally built along the river Elorn on what is now the supermarket Shopi, and was done between 1858 and 1860. It was change and enlarge keeping some like the bells from 1589.

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