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August 9, 2020

Locoal-Mendon:Church of St Pierre!

And I will be around the beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France …well do not know I stop the series here. 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 Locoal-Mendon and the Church of Saint Pierre!

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The Church of Saint-Pierre of Locoal-Mendon. Originally Notre-Dame Chapel, the building was built in the 15C. From this period are preserved the apse, the walls of the transept and the porch. During the reconstruction of the parish Church of Saint-Pierre, which began in the 18C, the chapel replaced it. But the site dragged on and was abandoned by the time of the French revolution. The unfinished building was replaced in 1822 by a nun’s house. The chapel becomes definitively a parish church. The nave and the tower were erected in 1875. In 1892, the interior of the building was resumed, removing the tie-rods and the sandpit carved with the coat of arms of the old part.

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The Church of Saint Pierre has a Latin cross plan with a single aisle and a flat apse. It is covered with a false ribbed vault in plaster from the 19C. The porch is vaulted in stone on a ribbed cross. It is bordered on each side by a stone bench surmounted by six now empty niches. Two twin basket-handle doors, separated by a trumeau carrying a holy water font, give access to the church. The arms of the transept open onto the nave through broken arches, the moldings of which penetrate directly into the columns. A large Gothic tracery bay lights the choir.

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It was internally renovated in 1892. The exterior decoration, flamboyant, is particularly rich. To the south is a beautiful square porch, vaulted with warheads, adorned with pinnacles pilasters, curly braces, and foliage of vine leaves, with false gable with creeping also decorated. A stone bench is carved inside and outside the porch. The cushier buttresses of pinnacles are adorned with false architecture and animal motifs. The bell tower, with a stone spire, which rises on the western gable, was completely redone in 1875; this bell tower rises in a three-story tower connected by angled buttresses of pinnacles with vegetal cross. The Choir dates from 1474. The bedside window is divided into five trilbies forms surmounted by a network of trilobite flames around a central quatrefoil from the15C,  and a tower in 1893 as well as a scene of the Nativity of the Virgin, with ten characters.

The town of Locoal-Mendon on its heritage: town of Locoal-Mendon on its heritage

The tourist office of the Bay of Quiberon on Locoal-MendonTourist office of the Bay of Quiberon on Locoal-Mendon

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. Locoal-Mendon 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!!!

August 9, 2020

Nostang: Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul!

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 Nostang , and the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul!

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The parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Nostang 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. It is an exquisite church , worth the detour and of course took more pictures!

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The furniture inside the Church of St Pierre et St Paul 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.

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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.

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

The Blavet Bellevue Océan agglomeration tourist office on Nostang: The Blavet Bellevue Océan tourist office on Nostang heritage

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. Nostang is not a tourist town but a stop longer than a rest stop would be recommended for 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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August 9, 2020

Nostang:Chapelle Notre-Dame de Légevin!

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 Nostang and the Chappelle Notre Dame de Légevin!

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The Notre-Dame de Légevin Chapel was built in 1570. According to popular tradition, she is considered “the mother of Notre-Dame de Quelven”. You go to the Chapel of Légevin during the Pardon of August 15 to ask for a cure of the fever. The Légevin chapel was built by the Dukes of Brittany for pilgrimages!

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Notre-Dame de Quelven was a pilgrimage center in the 15-16C long before Sainte-Anne d’Auray (17C)(see post). In Nostang, there are two chapels dedicated to Notre Dame or Our Lady of a distance of barely 2 km between them, an unusual geographical configuration. The terroir of Nostang at Laustang came directly under the Dukes of Brittany and not the Rohans. Therefore, Locmaria was intended for Notre-Dame and Légevin was a pilgrimage chapel and its name would be derived from Les-Quelven.

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The Chapel Notre Dame de Légevin was built in the 16C but it underwent important transformations in the 18C. The bell tower collapsed in 1575, probably due to a strong storm. The repair of the bell tower took place in 1702; followed by the installation of the vault and the tribune in 1708 and of the bell tower in 1728. The porch is Gothic. The style of the Chapel of Légevin is situated between the flamboyant Gothic and the Renaissance. The originality and charm of the chapel derives from its steeple sitting on a cantilever with a triple arcade ; and from its polygonal turret which accompanies the steeple to its second floor.(3rd US).

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A major religious celebration is the Pardon Mass celebrated outdoors at 10h30 each August 15, and will bring together the parish towns of Nostang, Sainte-Hélène, Merlevenez and Kervignac. It will be followed by an aperitif and a sale of cakes for the benefit of the Chapel Notre Dame de Légevin, organized by the Committee for the Protection of the Chapel of Légevin in the village of Légevin, town of Nostang.

Yes, the chapel is not in the town of Nostang but belongs to it administravely. You need to get off the N165 expressway from Vannes , direction Lorient , and get off at exit or sortie 37 direction Nostang. Continue on the D33 road to the next village Mané Crapping, you see a Bio farm panel this is Légevin make a left turn into the narrow road until the end, the chapel is on your left can’t missed it. Hope it helps.

The association of friends of the Chapelle Notre Dame de Légevin has more in French: Chapelle Notre Dame de Légevin in Nostang

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. Nostang is not a tourist town but a stop is worth it if no the pardon day Aug 15 it would be fine. 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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