Arradon and St Peter’s Church!

So moving right along in my wonderful beautiful Morbihan breton in my lovely Bretagne of my belle France! I am doing some road warrior trips to places near me that I have briefly written in my blog before, but feel they need more.

Arradon is located on the coast of the Gulf of Morbihan which is 120 km from Rennes and Nantes. This town is bounded to the east by the Vincin river. It borders the cities of Vannes, Ploeren and Baden. Thus, it is part of the agglomeration of Vannes. And only about 30 minutes from my house!

And let me bring you to the wonderful église de Saint Pierre or St Peter’s Church in Arradon! I have bits and pieces of it before but again it needs more. Hope you enjoy it as we did on our ride to Arradon.

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The Church of Saint Pierre at city center is at 2 rue Louis Quilleré, It is of gothic style begun in 1885 and finished in 1888.

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It has inside a painting representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus surrounded by cherubs or the Sacré-Coeur de Jésus entouré d’angelots  from the 18C in the south transept, another the Lamentation of the Christ or La Déploration du Christ mort ,dating from  1847  and located in the ambulatory, yet another the Virgin offering her son to children and a Crucifixion or la Vierge tendant son fils aux enfants et une Crucifixion, located in the baptismal room.

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The St Peter’s Church, also, houses a statue in wood from the 17C of Saint Vincent Ferrier (that visited Arradon in 1419 while evangelizing the area coming from Valencia Spain, his body lies in the Cathedral Saint Pierre at Vannes, see post) , also the statues of Saint Pierre and Saint Roch. The clock in the south nave dates from 1895. The belltower is 45 meters high.The organ is from 1898 and last renovated in 1969.

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The parish of Arradon on the Church of St Pierre: http://www.doyenne-arradon.fr/autour-de-nos-paroisses/lieu/5/eglise-saint-pierre-d-arradon

From my previous quicker visit I found this time the church to be cleaner and airy, open even at midday on weekday was nice. The whole area is surrounded with shops and restos/bars good to spent some time here before heading for the beach activities. Hope you enjoy the ride into Arradon and the Church of Saint Pierre!

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

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