Larmor-Plage: Church Notre-Dame de Larmor!

And staying in my pretty Morbihan 56 of my lovely Bretagne and in my belle France; I show you Larmor-Plage. or Larmor beach.. Well yes this is a sort of beach laid back town, but the beaches here I have just passed thru as there is so much choices along the coast lol! I have a bit of a post on them in my blog.

Instead , I went for the architecture and history that I like and goes hand and hand in these neck of the woods. I have written before on this area but feel Larmor-Plage has been minimized. Time to remedy that with the bit of info on the Church Notre Dame de Larmor.

Well a bit on the town ,which is Larmor- Plage ,the town of Larmor in front of its name to that of the ancient scripture of the name of the pilgrimage Chapel Notre-Dame de L’Armor, which originally stood alone on this promontory by the sea located on the west bank of the entrance to the harbour of Lorient which marks the confluence of the Blavet and Scorff rivers, it faces the island of Groix and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Church of Notre-Dame de Larmor, is the ancient chapel of pilgrimage Notre-Dame de L’Armor, built before the creation of the town of Larmor-Plage, on the parish of Ploemeur. The building is built on a promontory near the shore which it’s situation facing the inclement weather imposes regular restorations. There are significant architectural elements of the 14C, 16C and 17C.

larmor plage

The Church of Notre Dame de Larmor contains remarkable objects, some in particular are the commemorative plaque, in granite, of the construction of the chapel bearing the inscription 1506; in the north porch, 12 stone statues from the early 16C representing the twelve Apostles; a carved stone group representing a Virgin of pity, composed of 6 figures, from the first half of the 16C; a 16C wooden statue depicting a Christ of pity; a carved stone group of the first half of the 16C depicting St. Roch and his chiefdoms wooden statuettes of the middle of the 16C representing Ste. Barbara and Saint Efland; an 18C wooden statuette depicting Salome; Notre-Dame-des-Anges with polychrome wooden statue of the 16C, Virgin with long tresses, a red dress and a blue coat. She carries with her right arm a Child who holds a book; an ex-voto model of the ship “Le Saint-Jean”. Frigate bearing narrow square masts. The hull is painted green, the top in black with a white line for the battery. An altarpiece called “the altar of the Jews” composed of thirty eight figures in triangle dated from the beginning of the 16C; a set of joineries of the late 17C restored , made up of three altars and three altar-pieces with an Altarpiece of the bedside with a central canvas, the Madonna and Child surrounded by Angels heads and donors.

Larmor plage

In the lateral niches are placed the statues of Saint Efland and Ste. Barbara. The Altar, adorned with torsos columns, preserves in the niches the statue of the Good Shepherd and those of the four Evangelists. An altar in painted canvas whose central medallion represents to the Virgin and Child; the altarpieces of the lower sides of the choir with a central niche flanked by pilasters, with at the top, a painting depicting the Eternal Father. An altarpiece decorated with a statue of St. John the Baptist and carved wooden altar with garlands of flowers. An altarpiece with statue of Madonna and Child and altar on painted canvas appearing Saint Roch. We can see inscriptions: coat of arms and arms of donors. Great by the beach!

Larmor plage

The town of Larmor-Plage has mentions of the church in French here: City of Larmor Plage on the Church

The tourist office of Lorient South Brittany on Larmor-Plage beach and church in French: Tourist office of Lorient South Brittany on Larmor Plage

And there you go folks ,another dandy in my pretty Morbihan dept 56 of Bretagne. You won’t go wrong in any of these towns by the coast not far from me! Many choices hard to choose. Hope you enjoy the different twice of the Church Notre Dame de Larmor in pretty Larmor-Plage.

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

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: