Landaul:Church Saint-Théleau!

And I will be around the beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France for the next posts. I have look deep into my blog ,and found many posts needed a refresher and just went out to get new pictures! My road warrior template got me going and having a blast with the boys on each town. The Morbihan rocks!

I have , also, refresh the text done in previous posts with new information so therefore, a new post. Hope you enjoy my tour of Landaul and the Church of Saint Théleau!

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The Saint-Théleau or Sainte-Marie-Magdeleine Church 15C. Sainte-Magdeleine replaces Saint-Thuriau at the beginning of the 19C and Sainte-Magdeleine is replaced by Saint-Théleau in 1903. The parish church of Landaul having been demolished in 1862, the Chapel Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours founded by the Kerambourg family and which was close to it in turn became a parish church in May 1863, after having been completely transformed by adding two large chapels forming crosses to the north and south. The chapel had been built around 1450. Fortunately, the beautiful western portal with bays in a basket handle has been preserved intact. The arches are decorated with foliage scrolls, taken under a large arcade in a third point with several archivolts surmounting a tympanum. On the gable rises a square bell-tower, posterior of at least a century, formerly surmounted by a stone spire and flanked by a cylindrical staircase turret. The nave dates from the end of the 15C. Against the north gable, sealed on a granite slab, are aligned the stone statues of Saint Barbe, Saint Isidore and Saint Marguerite.

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The Church Saint Théleau is in the shape of a Latin cross is presented today in two parts clearly identified by a different material. The freestone nave is open to the south of a door now blocked, the brace of which ends in a quartered coat of arms held by two angels and is extended by a Christ on the cross framed by two inscriptions. Inside, the angle is emphasized by engaged columns with smooth capitals in the style of the 14th century. These columns support a false vault of plaster edges. The wall of the freestone bedside replaces part of the stones from the old church bedside, in particular the crawling ones, some of the fantastic sculptures of which are broken. The gray dimension stones are modern. Two sacristies take place in the angle between choir and transept, one square, the other tringular to the south, to provide the passage to the south of the church.

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The town of Landaul on its heritage: Town of Landaul on its heritage

The tourist office of the Bay of Quiberon on LandaulTourist office of the Bay of Quiberon on Landaul

This is one of those town, you passed every day by it but hardly ever stop. Well have done that for the benefit of my blog and my readers. Landaul is not a tourist town but a rest stop would be fine in its city center by the church. It is historical for sure locally and has nice architecture which I like. Hope it helps.

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

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2 Comments to “Landaul:Church Saint-Théleau!”

  1. The portal seems to be surmounted by a machicolation, is it simply ornamental or has the chapel really been fortified?

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