Beuzec-Conq now Concarneau!

Ok so while visiting a castle of Keriolet in the old village of Beuzec-Conq now part of Concarneau since 1945, we came by a Church, so as a monument and little time we did some scoop and will return for more as the area is full of these gems off the beaten path we love.

I will briefly tell the history of the Church of Saint Budoc.  The Church of Saint-Budoc is located in Beuzec-Conq now part of Concarneau since 1945. in the dept 29 of Finistére in the region of Bretagne. Now the best way to get here is by car coming off the express way N165 and taken direction centre ville Concarneau connect right on the D783 , and turn right at Rue de Stang ar Lin straight into the city center of Beuzec-Conq where the church is located at place de l’église.

The Church of Saint Budoc is built in the 17C by the lords of Coatconq on the heights of Beuzec-Conq and the Moros river. At the end of the 18C, it lost its steeple which served as a landmark for sailors to locate the port entrance. The church continues to deteriorate during the 19C and it was not until 1890 that the restoration work began.

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Only a few elements of the original structure remain, such as the holy water font. The church is dedicated to Saint Budoc but has never been officially consecrated.   Saint Budoc is the son of Azenor, who has a statue in the church; he is represented accompanied by a barrel in which, according to legend, he was thrown into the sea.

The Church of Saint Budoc is built of granite on the basis of a three-naves in a Latin Cross   style. It comprises, preceded by a steeple to a room without a gallery, a nave of five spans with aisles and a choir of a span with aisles and right chevet. At the right of the fourth and fifth bays of the nave, there are double aisles forming two small side chapels. The font dates from the 17C. The baptismal font dates from the 17C. The high altar of Toularc’hoat dates from 1892. The altarpiece of Ste. Anne,dates from 1917-1921. An old sepulchre of Our Lord was placed formerly in the arm of the transept forming a chapel dedicated to Saint John the Baptist: it was framed in a 15C crib, having columns with large capitals which served as supports for the statues of Saint Roch and Saint Sebastian. On the altar was a statue of the Forerunner, with two pretty Renaissance panels. There are the statues of Saint Budoc, Saint John the Baptist, the Virgin Mother and Saint Azenor inside.

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Not much written on it as the information above was from a panel in the Church entrance for the most part. However, it is mention in these webpages

City of Concarneau on the Church Saint Budoc

See the walking tour of Le Moros (5,8 km) at the tourist office of Concarneau: http://tourismeconcarneau.fr/decouvrir/balades-randonnees/a-pied/

Indeed the village is very quant and not only has this Church but the castle (see my post on it) , great history and architecture above from the Close Ville of Concarneau, however, this is really Beuzec-Conq as its Breton best. Enjoy it

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

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