Moëlan-sur-Mer and St Melaine!

And I like to take you back into my lovely Brittany or Bretagne or more local Breizh. The season is getting cool and cloudy again this is Spring lol!, but if not into beaches, the best time to enjoy my region!  Let me tell you a bit about a nice small harbor sea town and its church I like.

Moëlan-sur-Mer is located in the Finistère Dept 29 of the region of Brittany. The town along the Atlantic coast stretches over 47.3 km².  It is surrounded by the towns of Clohars-Carnoët, Riec-sur-Bélon and Baye. Moëlan-sur-Mer is only 9 km from the bigger city nearby of Quimperlé. The town is at 54 meters above sea level, the Rivière Le Belon, the Rivière de Brigneau are the main streams that pass through the town of Moëlan-sur-Mer. The town is also close to the regional natural park of Armorique.

One of the nice things always here along the Breton coast is the beaches and here at plage Kerfany (beach ) you have a nice one offering a protected area a few steps from the mouth of the Belon. This supervised beach is ideal for families, who can enjoy the sea baths and many water activities: sailing, kayaking, and paddle.

However, as monument what caught our attention was the Church of Saint-Melaine built between 1876-1878 on the site of a former oratory destroyed in the 9C and an ancient Church restored in 1599. The old church, of the 15-16C, small, low, inadequate, gave way to a new building, built in 1876-1878 and consecrated in June 1879. Built in the style of the 13C, it has a very nice appearance. The beautiful confessional of the ancient Church, dating from the 18C is very nice. The Church of Moëlan has the titular Saint Melaine, Bishop of Rennes, whose statue is seen in the Chapel of Saint-Philibert, in the vicinity of the village.

moelan sur mer

moelan sur mer

moelan sur mer

The Church, which was consecrated in June 1879, comprises a nave of five bays with aisles, a transept and a choir consisting of two straight spans with aisles and a three-span roundabout surrounded by a carole on which three chapels radiates from. The Bell Tower is without a gallery. The Church of St Melaine houses the statues of Saint John the Baptist, Saint Melaine and Saint Corentin.

moelan sur mer

moelan sur mer

A nice walk in this quant harbor sea town is very nice and excellent seafood as always here. Great for the whole family. Enjoy Moëlan-sur-Mer!

Some webpages to help you plan your trip here are:

City of Moelan sur Mer on heritage

Tourist office of Quimperle Terre Oceane on Moelan sur Mer

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

2 Comments to “Moëlan-sur-Mer and St Melaine!”

  1. Very nice. You really are spoilt for choice up there! 👍

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