Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Roncier at Josselin!

So now that I was in and around the Loire-Atlantiques area ,why not go up a bit thru Brittany oops well old Brittany we said. As the topic was Olivier V of Clisson, why not tell you something on where he rests in peace and another jewel of my belle France!

I like to give you more than briefly on my other posts on Josselin, and talk to you about the Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Roncier.  



The Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Roncier, also a parish Church, built at the end of the 12C and several times enlarged and modified. It houses the tombs of Olivier V de Clisson, Constable de France, and his second wife Marguerite de Rohan. All succeeded all the major events in Josselin of the family of chevalier Olivier de Clisson, and Marguerite de Rohan, therefore the story of the Rohan family in the castle. There is a pilgrimage here and one of the most important of the Morbihan, after that of Sainte Anne d’Auray (for Sainte Anne). The town of Josselin is in the Morbihan dept 56 of the region of Brittany. My dept! It is the site of the pardon or forgiveness celebration of the virgen for 1200+ years!  every september 8th. You can climb the tower 138 steps at a height of 61 meters. Inside its richly decorated.

Catholic parish of Vannes on the Basilica




The Basilique Notre Dame du Roncier, in 808D leyend has it, a farmer who worked the land finds a statue of the Virgin and takes it home, however, the Virgin always comes back to the place where he found it ,and several times as well. The bishop ask him to rend a cult in her memory; the daughter of the farmer who was blind recovered her sight and people flock to the place until finally a Church is ordered built.

Official webpage of the Basilica Notre Dame du Roncier



The old furniture kept in the Basilica Notre Dame du Roncier is remarkable. The decor of the south porch is taken up in the 16C and expresses Renaissance influences. The organ is from the 17C, pulpit  18C wrought iron, stained glass of the 15-20C. New bell tower in 1949.



Some further webpages to help you plan your trip here are

Tourist office of Morbihan 56 on the Basilica

Tourist office of Broceliande area on the Basilica

So , therefore, now you have the whole story , not much to write because I think is monumental and beyond my humble creative writing; but the Basilica Notre Dame du Roncier is worth to visit, a must I would say if by this area, which is in itself a must to visit and say hello ::)

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!


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