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May 25, 2019

Ploemel, Ploermel, Ploemeur,Ploeren 4P of the Morbihan!

And moving right along my beautiful Morbihan, telling you of many towns off the beaten path. Heck, I can do this for a lifetime, there are so many and all quant, architecturally nice and historically proud. Just my cup of …. well. This time will tell you about the 4P’s! Ploemel, Ploermel, Ploemeur ,and Ploeren. It takes a while to remember the spelling lol!

Ploemel in the heart of a triangle between Auray, La Trinité-sur-Mer and Étel. Ploemel is 137 km from Rennes, 138 km from Nantes and 105 km from Quimper.  Ploemel comes from the Breton “ploe ” (Parish) and “Emel ” or “Meir “, leader of the Breton emigrants who came in the 7C. The wave that brought the Bretons from present day UK. The main lordship was that of Locmaria, formerly owned by the Broérec in the 13C, a younger branch of the ancient Counts of Vannes, and by the family of Trévegat in the 15C. In 1790, Ploemel was erected as a municipality and capital city of the District of Auray, with Erdeven for sole dependence. During the revolutionary torment, the Rector refuses to take the oath and exile himself in Spain. The royalists (Chouans), many in Ploemel, then supplied vigorous supporters to GenGeorges Cadoudal. In 1801, the commune loses its title of Canton capital and is attached to that of Belz.

Saint-André Church (St Andrews) done from 1835-1847. It is a church, shaped like a Latin cross, with semicircular windows. This church replaces a 17C church damaged during the French revolution. The current church was extended to the east by a sacristy. The nave comprises of four bays, with a bell tower-porch which dates only from 1847. The retable-lambris (wooden panels) dates from the 19C and the central painting which represented a Resurrection, done in 1859, was recently replaced itself surmounted by a representation of the eternal Father, and the lateral niches houses statues of St. Andrew and St. Isidore

City of Ploemel on the Church

Ploemel

Ploemel

Ploërmel, is attested for the first time in 835 in the cartulary of Redon.   The city will then be honored until the 16C of the presence of the Dukes of Brittany for its strategic position. In the 16C, it entered the Royal domain. The city has a particularly rich civil and religious architectural heritage. So much cannot fit in one post in my blog, more of this later. Finally, the Church of Saint-Armel is the most emblematic and important monument of Ploërmel. It houses the tomb of the Dukes Jean II and Jean III of Brittany!. The town is crossed by the national road 24 (RN 24) and the national road 166 (RN 166). Both very much use by yours truly!

The Church of Saint-Armel, founded in the 15C, was rebuilt between 1511 and 1602. The north portal, about 1530, presents scenes from the Gospel, and popular scenes. Inside, there is a wooden vault adorned with richly carved sand pits, stained glass including a Tree of Jesse , 1552, ornamentation, the lay of the Dukes Jean II and Jean III and that of Philip of Montauban, Chancellor of Anne of Brittany. Originally the tombs of the two Dukes were placed in the Church of the Carmes. As the Church was destroyed by the League, the two tombs were moved to the Church of the Priory of St. Nicholas in 1591. Resettled in the new Church of the Carmes, they remained there until the French revolution. In 1790, the walls of the tombs were destroyed and the tomb was open. It was the General Council of Morbihan that restored the two tombs, in 1820, which were then deposited on a new and unique tomb placed in the Church of Saint-Armel.

City of Ploermel on heritage

Tourist office of Broceliande on Ploermel heritage

Ploermel

Ploermel

Ploemeur   is a town on the Atlantic coast bordering four cities: Lorient, Larmor-Plage, Guidel and Quéven. Off the coast is the island of Groix, three nautical miles from the mainland. Ploemeur has 17 km of coastline. On this range there are several beautiful beaches, without counting several coves (more on them later posts). Ploemeur comes from the Breton “Plo Meur” (great parish).

Saint Ninnoc is native to the present country of Wales. She landed in Armorique in the 5C on a   stone ship…, among seven other ships, to join a part of her family. Saint Ninnoc received from King Erich, son of Aldrien, the land necessary for its implantation near a pond. There is only the name of the village and the pond of Lannénec as well as the fountain Sainte-Ninnoc, the last vestige of this period. Saint Ninnoc is thus the founding Abbess of the double monastery of Lannénec, in 456 and 458, and of the parish of Ploemeur. One of the monasteries was for men, the other for women. This is the first female monastery in Armorique. Viking raids took place in the 10C, and the monasteries were burned.

The Church of St. Pierre (St Peter) from 1037, renovated in the 13C, 16C, and again in the 18C. It is also, known as the Church of St Peter of the Links . It comprises a nave of seven bays with aisles and a flat bedside choir. Between the nave and the choir, the triumphal arch, redone in third-point in the 16C, is supported by columns from the 11C to capitals decorated with windings, leaves and animals. The columns are the only vestiges of the Romanesque church. The nave rebuilt in the 18C with large arched arches resting on stacks of impositions recalls the Romanesque plan. The choir, behind which the sacristy forms apse outside, was completed in 1729. The bell tower, located on the western porch, was started in 1686. The porch is topped by a curvilinear pediment and bears a crest with hammered arms and a cartridge engraved with a Latin inscription meaning: “enterprise according to the pious wishes of the parishioners on June 1, 1686 “. The south gate is from the 18C. It is worth mentioning the altarpiece and woodwork of the 18C choir and, under the porch, a wooden Christ of Pity, of the 16C. The “Way of the Cross “, artwork by Xavier de Langlais, dates from 1959.

The city of Ploemeur on heritage

Parish of Ploemeur on the Church

ploemeur

ploemeur

The city of Ploeren was a former primitive parish which once enclosed the current territories of Arradon and Ile aux Moines, and is one of the cities of the first beltway of Vannes. It was long before the French revolution when the noble families of Vannes liked to own a farm that had a significant income. Even Nicolas Fouquet, Superintendent of Finance of Louis XIV, was no exception to the rule. This was happening in 1656. It took the French revolution to divide the inhabitants into Chouans (Royal rebels) and Republicans (revolutionaries). Many of local Ploerinois engage with General Georges Cadoudal. They risk having their belongings confiscated or even losing their lives. But what does it matter,the list was long of the farmers made prisoner here. During WWII, two military planes, one ally, the other enemy, crashed on the town: on August 12, 1941, a Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 killed its pilot; on May 29, 1943, a B-17, the Concho Clipper serial 42-29838 of the 8th US Army Air Force ,351th bombardment group, 509th bomb Squadron (RQ) collapsed causing 4 fatalities among the crew members.

The Chapelle Notre Dame de Béléan or the chapel of Our Lady of Béléan is located at the village named Béléan, in Ploeren. The original chapel was built by Jean du Garo in gratitude for surviving with his squire, during the seventh crusade preached by Saint Louis in 1248, in order to liberate Palestine. They had been locked up by the Turks in a crate and loaded on a ship. The ruined chapel was restored in the 15C. Today, the Chapel is rectangular in shape, in large and medium size, it measures about 18 by 7 meters. In 2016, the Chapel is still the subject of an important devotion, as evidenced by the numerous candles constantly lit and the book where pilgrims write their requests and thanks. The chapel of Our Lady of Béléan is also called Notre-Dame de Bethléem (Our Lady of Bethlehem).   The furniture and interior décor are very simple. Two large paintings on wood, represent “Jean du Garo” and “Saint Michel d’Auray”. An interior stone bench girt the walls. The stained glass window dates from the 16C. In the bay of the south half-mouthful fragments of stained glass bearing the coats of arms of the Kermeno of Garo are remarkable.

City of Ploeren on heritage

Ploeren

Ploeren

And there you go another dandy group of 4 the 4P’s indeed of my beautiful Morbihan. Hope you are enjoying these tours of the off the beaten path towns of my dept 56! Indeed the towns of Ploemel, Ploemeur, Ploeren, and Ploêrmel , got it.

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

May 25, 2019

Maletroit, Muzillac,Noyal-Muzillac in my Morbihan!

So shall we continue… YES! My beautiful Morbihan has a lot of architecture and history to write for a lifetime. An area hardly untouched by foreign visitors if we take out the perennial British and to some degree the German, Belgians, and lately even Spanish. Its the third most visited region of France who herself is the most visited country in the world; sorry for the punt ::) Let me get back to my department 56 and show you another trio of beauties; this time Maletroit, Muzillac, and Noyal-Muzillac in my Morbihan!

Malestroit is crossed by the Canal from Nantes to Brest and by the Oust river which are joined at this place. The town of Malestroit is located 40 km from Vannes . The neighboring towns are Saint-Marcel to the west, Pleucadeuc to the south and Ruffiac to the east. The city is crossed by the road D776, the D764 and the D146. There was formerly a train station in Malestroit, now nearest train station is in Vannes.

The 11C Church of Saint-Gilles, partly destroyed in 1592. The entire northern part of the church was added during the reconstruction, as well as animal statues such as Ox, Lion, Eagle, etc And it has exceptional paintings of the Middle Ages.  Saint-Gilles Church an older church was enlarged in the 15-16C, partly destroyed by a fire in 1592 (the day of the expulsion of the leaguers ). The statue called Notre-Dame-de-pity dates from the 16C. It is carved in a wooden monolith. It was before the French revolution in the chapel of the Augustinian monastery  in the Notre Dame island, then thrown by the revolutionaries to be burned, it was exchanged by Pierre Evain, carpenter, against 5 ropes of wood. He hid it before installing it in the Church.

At the Place du Bouffay, in the middle of the medieval houses with wooden panels, stands the Church of Saint-Gilles which replaced in the 12C the chapel of the 11C originally built at the site of a sacred source. This double-gables Church, which has undergone several construction campaigns  11-13C, 16C  and 18C, surprises by the inevitable juxtaposition of styles. From the Romanesque period, there remains the square of the transept and its south-extended cross-vaulted apsidal, which opens onto a southern façade with a rich iconography. At the 16C  Northern nave in flamboyant Gothic  was attached to the southern nave radiating Gothic. These two naves, separated outwardly by an octagonal turret and communicating inside by large arcades, confer to the ensemble a great originality. Then it was rebuilt and enlarged in the 17C following the fire caused by the Leaguers in 1592.

Inside, you will notice a beautiful polychrome Pieta of the 16C, the stained glass of the tree of Jesse  15C, the large stained glass window, to the left of the high altar of 1900) which represents the life of Saint-Gilles , the Chair aux Sirens  17C and the reliquary hand of Saint-Gilles, 15C in silver bronze.  On both sides of the south gate, consisting of two doors carved from the 17C, one can see, embedded in the wall, sculptures that come from the Church of the 11-12C. Large reliefs in the round-bump, capitals and corselets, they represent a jumbled of the attributes of the evangelists , the lion of St. Mark crushed by Samson which symbolizes perhaps the man of Saint-Mathieu, the Ox of Saint-Luke  rests on a pedestal adorned with the Eagle of St. John, vices (protest, impurity, debauchery, adultery, lust, drunkenness, avarice) or the Acrobat, an interesting allegory of man leaving the station right to sink in the aforementioned vices.

City of Maletroit on heritage

Tourist site of Broceliande on the Church

Tourist office of Brittany on Maletroit heritage

Maletroit

Maletroit

Muzillac is part of the 12 towns of the intercommunality Arc Sud Bretagne and the district  of Vannes. It is located 30 km from Vannes, and 90 km from Nantes.  The town of Muzillac is placed under the Ducal power in the 13C and regularly receives the Chamber of Accounts of Brittany , from the 13C to the 15C. In the 16C, an edict of Charles IX unites the Royal Court of the borough at the siege of Vannes. At the time of the French revolution, the territory of Muzillac was the mark of the Chouans under the command of the Count of Silz, then of the General of Sol de Grisolles. On June 10, 1815, at Pen Mur, the Royalists (chouans) took over the imperial troops ,this is known as the battle of the schoolboys. Because , the battle of Pen Mur: between the bonapartists and the chouannerie clashed. The latter is awaiting a landing of arms by the British. Alerted, the Imperials, in the number of 570 and commanded by General Rousseau, exit from Vannes and attack the chouans in Muzillac where they had placed under the command of General Louis de Sol de Grisolles. The confrontation turns to the advantage of the chouans in this battle where they are carried out on the ground by Rohu and Joseph de Cadoudal and where the pupils of the Collège Saint-Yves of Vannes are distinguished ( that is why also the battle of schoolboys)  and having joined the Catholic and Royal Army of Britain) that are pushing back the imperial troops.

Sainte-Thérèse Church is the new Church done in 1930 . The new Church, without steeple and in the form of a Latin cross, is consecrated in 1934 and dedicated to Sainte-Thérèse of the Child Jesus. The two-story nave has six spans on each side. In addition to the high altar, there are two lateral altars: the altar located in the west houses the statues of Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus and of St. Anthony of Padua; the other altar located opposite houses the statues of St. Anne, the Virgin and St. Joseph. Stained glass windows are from 1948;  this church was restored following a arson offence dated November 13, 1983 .

City of Muzillac on heritage

Tourist office of Damgan La Roche Bernard on Maletroit heritage

Muzillac

Muzillac

Noyal-Muzillac is also part of the 12 towns of the intercommunality Arc Sud Bretagne and the district of Vannes. Excavations carried out in the 19C have brought to light prehistoric sites and the Roman period as pathways and elements of a villa. The first time the name is found of Noyal-Muzillac  in the history of the country, was in 1252.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, during the Breton migrations, the first parishes appeared. It is probably at this time that the parish will be born with Patron Saint Martin of Tours. The revolutionary period will lead the Noyalais early enough to support the white party (Royals) and especially the Chouannerie. The troops of Le Batteux will also punish these inhabitants during a bloody punitive expedition in 1793.  In 1802, was born in Noyal-Muzillac Julien Daniélo, a writer who became known in the Parisian literary milieu. He will be the last Secretary of François-René de Chateaubriand. Julien Daniélo will die in Paris in 1869.

The Church of St. Martin de Tours, which preserves from the Romanesque period some vaults dated from the 11C. The Gothic period of the 15C is also very present with imposing ogive arches and capitals with various motifs. The nave and choir are enriched with remarkable 17C paintings. Its Chapel of the Rosary, in the south, also has an imposing painting of 1819.

The Church of St. Martin de Tours, 11-12C , 17C and 20C is dedicated to Saint Martin de Tours. It included a nave with aisles, a transept, on which the rounded apse of the sanctuary was opened directly.  This church was modified in the 14C at transept and choir. At the end of the 13C or at the beginning of the 14C, the cross-braces were transformed into chapels opening onto the square, which became the choir, by large broken arches worn on heavy pillars with engaged balusters, including the capitals adorned with foliage’s and serrations indicate that these pillars were part of the primitive construction. The apse has been preserved but very reworked at various times. The bell tower, which was to be first on the square, had been rebuilt on the south Chapel: it was burned in 1630 and restored in 1639. The nave was completely rebuilt in 1850. The last major works carried out from 1965 to 1970, lead to the decrease of the nave.

The three Chapels of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the True Cross and Saint-Yves depending on the lordship.. The Chapel of the Sacred Heart located in the north wing of the transept and threatening ruin is restored in 1898 , and it is now the baptistery. The Church is covered with a frame and on the sand pits are the coats of arms of the families Carné, Boisorhant, Rochefort, Larlan and Rieux. The sprocket dates from 1785. The baptistery, octagonal in shape, dates from the 18C. This church is restored and transformed into 1970. The lateral stained glass windows dates back to 1886. The stained glass of Saint Joseph, dates from 1909. The stained glass of Notre-Dame de Lourdes, dates from 1959. One saw in the Interior of the Church, three paintings such as the Christ on the Cross and which today took the place of the old altarpiece, the Annunciation and the presentation at the temple which are today near the Chapel of the Rosary of the 17C from the Château de Keralio. The painting of the Rosary, in the chapel of the Rosary, is dated 1819,  the Church houses the polychrome statues of a Virgin and Child (or Our Lady of the Blessing), a Madonna and Child, 17C  and located in the Chapel of the Rosary, Saint Sébastien, 18C, Saint Isidore 19C and Saint John the Baptist 16-17C.  The church now houses three bells weighing 600 kg., 450 kg. and 125 kg. and blessed  in 1953.

City of Noyal-Muzillac on Religious heritage

Tourist office of Damgan La Roche Bernard on Noyal Muzillac heritage heritage

Noyal Muzillac

Noyal Muzillac

There you go like I said given in threes ,twos, one and all, these are all wonderful country in my off the beaten paths of my beautiful Morbihan dept 56. Enjoy Maletroit, Muzillac ,and Noyal-Muzillac in my Morbihan!

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

May 25, 2019

Merlevenez,Nostang, Moustoir-Ac in the Morbihan!

And the beat goes on in my lovely Morbihan, never ending marvels and wonderful architecture and history all around me which can yours too if dare to visit the 3rd most visited region(Brittany)  of the most visited country(France) in the World! I will go right into it and tell you a bit more on the towns of Merlevenez, Nostang, and Moustoir-Ac in my Morbihan!

Merlevenez, this town is located between Plouhinec and Nostang. It borders the ria of Etel on 3 km from the village of Kergo to the pond of Rhodes. A legend has the origin of the name Merlevenez. It speaks of a long married and still childless Lord who promised a chapel to the Virgin if he got one. He obtained a girl who filled him with joy and then built the Church of Merlevenez or the daughter of joy. Today, it is the community of towns of Blavet Bellevue Océan, with Kervignac, Nostang, Plouhinec and Sainte-Hélène. It is in fact on its municipality that is located the seat.

The Notre-Dame-de-Joie Church  12-15C  of the town of Merlevenez  is one of the most beautiful monuments of Romanesque art in Brittany. It measures 38 meters by 12 meters. It is built on the foundations of a chapel built by the Templars.

The construction began in the 11C and continued in the 12C. Towards the end of the 14C a bell tower was erected on the square of the transept, which was restored in 1533, after being shot by lightning. The structure of the Choir was laid in 1410. Finally, in the 19C, a sacristy was built to the east of the south brace. The nave, which comprises five spans, communicates with the aisles by large third-point double-roller arches, resting on cruciform piles, confined to their four sides by engaged columns. The northeast corner of the transept’s north brace is the oldest part of the building, and may date from the first half of the 11C. The square, whose arches and supports are from the 12C, was vaulted in the 14C  by an eight-branched arch of warheads resting on contemporary tubes of supports.  The south brace, which could not be said to have been completed by a chapel like the north brace, presents a curious peculiarity with three arched arches, two of which are blind, against the west wall and supporting a massive masonry protruding on the bare wall, given the impression of a veneer and could have supported a tribune, destined for the organ buffet.  The primitive Choir, from the 11C, probably had to have a straight span completed by a circular apse, but from the 12C it was transformed into a flat-bedded choir, as it is today. The outside of the Church is quite simple. The front with an acute gable, is supported by high, unsealing buttresses, between which opens a porch, plated in the 13C, crowned with a triangular pediment whose entablature is ripped off by the upper part of the archivolt. The southern porch, opening onto the cross brace, cushioned by a straight ledge resting on sculpted modillions. The steeple, which rises on the square of the transept, is one of the prettiest in the region. On a Romanesque style, in the 14C, an opened octagonal floor was elevated to the four cardinal points of twined bays, and decorated on each of the intermediate panels of tri libelous blind armatures. The octagonal arrow that rises above it has been redone after 1533, but on the exact model of the old one. A screw staircase in a polygonal turret climbs up to the tower gallery..There you go for the Notre-Dame-de-Joie Church.

city of Merlevenez on the Church

Official new metro area of Merlevenez on the Church

Merlevenez

The town of Nostang  was involved in the creation of the community of towns of Bellevue in 1993. Today, it is the community of towns of Blavet Bellevue Océan, with Kervignac, Merlevenez, Plouhinec and Sainte-Hélène.

The parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul offers in its Chapel Notre-Dame a mural of the said of the three dead and the three vivid which is a macabre dance: three young gentlemen are arrested in a cemetery by three dead, who recall the brevity of life and the importance of the salvation of their souls. The bell tower was rebuilt in 1951.

Nostang

The furniture inside is of a high quality, as evidenced by the limestone altarpiece at the base of the altarpiece, two doors framing the altar, lead to the sacristy. At the top, three compartments bounded by four Corinthian columns. The curved outer panels are adorned with garlands of flowers that frame the statues of St. Peter and St. Paul. In the center, a painting of Mésanstourm depicts Saint Peter walking on the waters to meet Jesus. The whole is topped with a dentelle entablature. The central panel is crowned with a curvilinear pediment supported by two columns. It is decorated with Angelate on the tympanum and supports an ensemble sculpted such as  two Angels half extended before the Trinity, and  the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, personified by a dove

The arms of the transept welcome two retables. The oldest it consists of a central table framed with twinned columns that support a small triangular pediment. The upper part consists of a niche flanked by columns and foliage, welcoming the statue of the Trinity, all capped with a triangular pediment. This altar is dedicated to the Madonna of the Rosary and the central panel seems to represent the donation of the Rosary to St. Dominic. The south altarpiece knows the same organization although it is contemporary of the three altars. It is dedicated to the Cross, Saint John the Baptist and the Sacred Heart, as evidenced by the statuary. The painting illustrates the agony of Jesus and on the altar of the altarpiece, is laid a bust-reliquary of St. Peter.  One should note the presence of particularly interesting statuary: two Trinities, one represented with the Father seated, the other with the representation of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove and a statue of the Blessed Virgin and Saint Marguerite dating from the 18C whose form is similar to that of boat prowlers. Other elements are of interest are the 17C choir stalls, the presence of a confessional dated 1814, which is unusual, as well as the 19C painted décor of the vault although this practice is widespread.  There you on Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul .

City of Nostang on the Church

Official new metro area of Nostang on the Church

nostang

Moustoir-Ac is located on the granitic heights that are the Landes of Lanvaux high point 175 meters. Many megaliths punctuate the territory of the town such as the dolmen de Lacabarede, the Menhir de Kerara or that of Kermark, the highest standing menhir of the Morbihan. Moustoir-AC is located 26 km north of Vannes and 29 km south of Pontivy; and a side note this is where we got our dog Rex from a dairy farm in town! . It is located at the intersection of the roads Rennes-Lorient and Vannes-Saint-Brieuc. Moustoir-AC has existed since 1387 when it separates from the former primitive parish of Plumelin. During the Chouannerie, Moustoir-AC  became a hangout for the Chouans (rebels against the French revolution)  who will be illustrated thanks to the black shepherd dogs  used for intelligence operations. Two important monuments we like to tell you more are the Sainte-Barbe Church located in the town was built by  the first half of the 16C. The Notre-Dame-des-Septs- Douleurs (ND of seven pains) ains Chapel, located in the hamlet of Kerhéro, was built in 1749.

City of Moustoir-Ac on heritage

The Church of St. Barbara (St Barbe) dates to a large extent from the first half of the 16C.  The baptismal Chapel dates from the 18C. The altarpiece of the major altar is mounted in 1730. The bell tower is erected from 1774 to 1777. The floor sacristy is built in 1838 in the extension of the choir. The grandstand is built in 1852. A bell of 626 kg is installed and blessed in 1853. The southern porch dates from 1873. The stained glass windows are installed in 1887. Since 1904 the central niche of the altarpiece has seen a large crucifix. The slate steeple will be renovated in 1926. The major altar is consecrated in 1964. The Church is divided into a Latin cross with a flat bedside and a nave without aisles preceded by an extended Tower of a five-sided sacristy. The tower of the square porch, neo-classical style and flanked by a staircase turret, rises on four floors delimited by horizontal strips. The drum of the chamber of bells, including a Bell of 626 kg, is polygonal. A niche with a curvilinear pediment houses a bronze statue of Sainte-Barbe, the patron Saint of the parish. The polychrome altarpiece of the major altar is in white stone. It consists of a large arched arch sheltering a Christ in the cross flanked by two wings formed of columns framing a statue on pedestal and supporting an entablature. The major altar, adorned with the mystical lamb, is none other than the bedrock of the ancient mission cross. The statues of the Virgin and Saint John once framed this cross.

Tourist office of Central Morbihan on the Church St Barbe

Moustoir Ac

Moustoir Ac

The Chapelle de Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs  is also called Chapelle de Kerhéro  is located in rural area in the town of Moustoir-AC, in the hamlet of Kerhéro. The Chapel of Our Lady of the Seven Pains was built in 1749, then owned by the Langle family. The ell was sponsored by the same family for the first time in 1789, and was replaced in 1874. In 1896, the chapel was completely rebuilt. It is restored for the last time in 1943. Currently, the exterior seals, stained glass windows and roof are completely restored. The chapel affects a rectangular plane, about 20 × 10 meters. It has an arrow on a square-stump steeple adorned with ball pinnacles.  The floor of the Chapel is gone and the walls are in uncoated granite. The altar is white stone. The chapel has several broken arch windows including the stained glass of the choir dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Pains (Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs ).

Tourist office Central Morbihan on the Chapelle

Moustoir Ac

Moustoir Ac

There you go another trio from my beautiful Morbihan, enjoy at will, off the beaten paths of my Brittany and my belle France. Endless beauty, architecture and history , chapeau! Come to see the pretty towns of Merlevenez, Nostang, and Moustoir-Ac in my Morbihan.

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

 

 

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