La Garcilly: Church Saint Nicolas de Myre!!

As said in previous posts, been here several times as it was the favorite cosmetic firm of my dear late wife Martine. Due to circumtances we have been away from it for a while, but it was time to come to La Gacilly. The church is difficult to realise it is once facing it and have written before , however, this is new text and photos.

I like to tell you a bit more on La Gacilly in my Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France. The town of La Gacilly is the home of the famous cosmetic firm Yves Rocher labs!! La Gacilly is 13 km from Redon, 49 km from Vannes, 51 km from Rennes and 75 km from Nantes.

The Church Saint Nicolas de Myre is from the 17C of neo greek style sitting right just outside the inner core of the city by the covered market on rue Antoine Monteil.


The Church of Saint-Nicolas-de-Myre or Saint-Jean-de-Myre from 1845. This church replaces the old chapel of the castle which once served as parish worship and dated from the 14C and was restored or enlarged in 1626 and 1628. The Church first trivial then parochial of la Gacilly was under the invocation of St. Nicholas. In 1745, the truce of La Gacilly was erected in the parish. The present Church is executed according to the rules of Greek architecture, with portico columns and rich triangular pediment. The church stood on a height, between the city and the old road of Glénac.The first stone of a chapel to the south in 1626, and another to the north in 1628; they were blessed in 1631, and dedicated, that of the north to the Blessed Virgin, and that of the south to St. Nicholas.


The Church Saint Nicolas de Myre was initially only the chapel of the castle; the original castle is dated, it seems, from the 6C. It then bore the name of Arcilla, then of Garcillé. In 1884, there was no trace of the castle above the mound; its foundations were hidden under the agglomerated earth. It rose on a height, between the town and the old road to Glénac. The Saint-Nicolas Church was equipped with a modern organ of the electroacoustic type in 2017.


The tourist office of Broceliande on La Gacilly

The tourist office of Bretagne on La Gacilly:

The parish Church Saint Nicolas de Myre at La Gacilly

So now feel better to give credit to this wonderful monument in city center just before the old town section of La Gacilly. The Church Saint Nicolas de Myre is worth coming back for the interior. Hope you enjoy the primer on perhaps an off the beaten path place in town!

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: Logo

You are commenting using your 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: