Saint Enogat Church, Dinard!

So here I am back at you with another off the beaten path jewel of glorious Dinard in Ille et Vilaine dept 35 of my beloved Brittany. As our insaitable thirst for the curiosities of our world and the richness of our belle France have taken us to many small villages and even famous ones as Dinard is, but rather to seek the humble and simple kept apart from the noises of visitors to show us the real city and its past.

I like to tell you about the Saint Enogat Church of Dinard, another off the beaten path of my belle France. Again not much written on it officially.


We like to arrive at a city by car and in Europe that is very doable and easy and for large families cheaper. Once settle in to our city, the real thrill begins with walks, yes inside a city in Europe the best is to walk. Not easy to tell my dear friends and family from America but walking a couple of km in a city is a piece of cake here and all do it, we love it!! There is so much to see, and reminds me of a fellow blogger jot down and marked it right away because with so much to see , easily forgets later.

But onwards with the find at fashionable Dinard!

In 1858, the capital of the old parish of Saint-Enogat was transferred from the village of this name to the town of Dinard. The Church that was Renaissance style Latin cross form, was demolished except the tower. In 1867, a new parish was created in Saint-Enogat and a new church was built between 1872 and 1874, reusing the tower of the steeple-porch dated 1761.



The organ built at the beginning of the 20C, by Charles Mutin, for an English family. It was transferred to the Church of St-Enogat around 1950, it is completely redesigned and modified in its composition in 1970.

The city has some info here: City of Dinard on religious heritage

And once again, need to translate from the city as not much info on these off the beaten path jewels

“At the beginning of the 17C, the primitive Church was already located at the site of the present Church; in Renaissance style, it included a nave and three altars. Only the steeple-porch built in 1761 survives today. Indeed, a violent storm destroyed in April 1853 the roof and the nave of the Church. The inhabitants of the village began the reconstruction themselves before obtaining satisfaction when the Imperial decree of 19 June 1867 recognized their Church as a separate branch from that of Dinard founded in 1858. On 27 June, a episcopal ordinance created a new parish, including Saint-Enogat and various neighbouring villages. . The first stone of the new place of worship was laid on January 7, 1872. The construction of the Church was completed only in June 1874, the presbytery in 1877. On June 27, 1880, the parish, affirming its individuality, was consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The interior now retains pieces of liturgical furniture from the late 19C and 20C.”



The walk around the neighborhood is super, with beautiful beach of Enogat, lovely grand, chic very classic as the city is known to be. I have written on previous posts on the city and its beauties, and just leave you the tourist office here: Tourist office emerald coast Dinard


Hope you enjoy these off the beaten path tours on popular places to visit in my Brittany. There is a whole world out there seen and yet to be seen, my long journey to see as much as possible of this most visited country which I proudly call mine!

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

One Comment to “Saint Enogat Church, Dinard!”

  1. A lovely town, I had 4 enjoyable days there in 2015. Thanks for the memory nudge!


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