My travels in the Morbihan, part VIII

Well just covering all the angles, my boys will be starting a job !!! in a new area so needed to know where they will and the transportation to get home on weekends for one and during the week for the other.

The one new for us was to be based at Locminé, a nice small town, famous for its resistance of the chouans to the French revolution! great battles here in 1796 and 1799. What most people think is that the revolution was done and over in 1789 but there was stiff resistance from the Vendée, Bretagne,and southern Normandie area until 1832, first with head on combats and then guerrilla warfare !!! Locminé  takes its name from Loch Menech, or site of monks. Many historians claimed that in the 7C many disciples of Saint Gildas de Rhuys prayed at the extreme corners of the parish of abbey Saint Sauveur de Moriac ou Moréac that eventually became St Colomban.

This is the local mayor’s office site in French,but for the history you can translated with google or bing.

The main sites here are many chapels, fountains, calvaries, and the church of St Colomban (old St Sauveur). and my in city favorite chapel Notre Dame du Plasker.

Chapelle Notre Dame du Plasker or The Lady of the Plasker chapel or chapel of the Congregation: located in the city centre, a place of prayers would have existed at its location as early as the 11th century. The present Chapel dates from the 16th century. During the French Revolution, the Chapel is transformed into deposit of material and is used for some time of a decadence temple.
In 1804, the municipality made down the upper part of the steeple and replaces it with the current “stove”. At the beginning of the 20th century the building escaped demolition.

Eglise Saint Colomban, (St Sauveur); This country church was built n the 15C and modified in the 1970’s . the abbey Laudrin, deputy mayor decided to built a new church than restore the old one, so it was done trying to preserve the facade of the 16C. When I arrive in town just before midday they was a mass going on, so did not want to take pictures inside. It is ,also, known as the church of St Sauveur on the new church taking from the old Saint Colomban.

There is an impressive lycée Anne de Bretagne or high school, a bit of history from the school site that I translated below a bit.

In 1926, the Congregation of the daughters of Jesus founded a home school to Kermaria (in Plumelin). This is first an agricultural course alternating or “internat” who officially becomes a home course in 1942, then the Institution for women in agriculture of Kermaria in 1951.  It was a school for girls, which ran a week over three. It was intended to provide young girls of the rural world, household and technical education in agricultural, allowing them to take their place in a farm. This led to the  development of new courses and forced the congregation to think about the construction of new premises outside Kermaria. In 1964, starts the construction of a new building in Locmine, 2 km from the parent company. But between the date of the design of the project and the opening date of the new buildings, education has evolved. The need for education “household” becomes in need of General and technical subjects. Thus the course home and technical skills Kermaria becomes the College of agricultural techniques Anne of Brittany. The move took place in 1966.
Yes you are in the country here and farm animals are everywhere ::) cheers for another episode of Morbihan beauty and  history.
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