Sainte Anne d’Auray: Chapelle de l’Immaculée!

So coming back closer to home at about 5.5 miles or 9 km of my house; in the town of Sainte Anne d’Auray in my beautiful Morbihan, and my lovely Bretagne and of course my belle France. I have written before of the whole complex but this one always attracted my attention and would like to expand a bit on it. Thanks for reading it.

Here at Sainte Anne d’Auray is located the Basilica minor of Sainte Anne. She is the Patron Saint of Bretagne/Brittany. In the Basilica she is remembered dearly and very much by all Bretons. As the most Catholic of the regions of France.

There is a small chapel in the Cloister of the basilica that I always passed by and for some reason maybe closed did not have picture. There are many that are open intermitently and hard to tell if will be open when you go. This Chapelle de l’Immaculée is one of them and this time got it!

sainte anne d auray

The Chapelle de l’Immaculée or the chapel of the immaculate as in Mary is very nice and worth going in if open. Here is a bit on it from the basilica and the photos taken this week.

The Carmelite cloister in the Basilica of Sainte Anne, dates from between 1638 and 1642. It was restored in 1860 and in 1994.

This cloister has two floors. The upper floor was once reserved for the Carmelites. On the east side of the cloister is the Chapel of the Immaculate, built around 1890 for the needs of the Minor Seminary.

sainte anne d auray bas ste anne cloister chapelle de l'immaculée inside jul20

The official Basilica Sainte Anne webpage in English here: Sanctuary of Sainte Anne Basilica minor of Sainte Anne

The complex dedicated to Sainte Anne is huge here taken many parts of the town of Sainte Anne d’Auray. I have come several times and you can see my previous posts on search in myb blog; however, there is a lot more to see here! Hope you enjoy the post.

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

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