Plougastel Daoulas memories again in Finistére!

Well running around with a friend visiting from Mexico , took her to see this town and it took her as a pleasant surprise!! We have come here several times and even celebrated my boys birthday here! Always pleasant to be back under any excuse lol!

The town is Plougastel-Daoulas , the center of Strawberry in Brittany! You can see a museum on it. The beautiful Calvary and the nice Church of Saint Pierre (St Peter). See posts.  I am not going to go long on this one as have several posts on the town. You can search for it in my blog.

Needless , to say, the Calvary is one of the better ones in Brittany.  It was built between 1602 and 1604 as an offering for saving the town from the plague of 1598.

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The story of the restoration is a nice one me think.  On August 23, 1944 American bombs as they move their army from Brest partially destroyed the calvary with several statues completely destroyed. Here comes an American officer , John D. Skilton,  who was a conservator of a museum in Washington while a civilian and was present in Plougastel-Daoulas at the moment of the bombardment. He heroically saved several of the statues and stone and created back in the USA, the Plougastel Calvary Restoration Fund Inc , with the goal of raising funds to restore the Calvary. This was done !  

The webpage of the Asssociation of the 7 calvaries of Bretagne on Plougastel in English: http://www.7calvaires.fr/en/plougastel/

See ,also, the monument to the fallen on the Church and Calvary property dedicated to the fallen in previous wars of France. The Church Saint Pierre;(St Peter) , the Church was built in 1870 but damaged with the bombings of August 1944. It was restored by 1950. The Church has a nice rosary dating from 1654-1656 and an altar on top of a entombment of Christ from the 16C.

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The tourist office of Brest metropole on Plougastel-Daoulas in French: https://www.brest-metropole-tourisme.fr/decouvrir/actualites/plougastel-daoulas-45120

The Tourist office of Bretagne/Brittany on Plougastel-Daoulas etc in English: https://www.brittanytourism.com/destinations/the-10-destinations/brest-terres-oceanes/presquile-de-plougastel-and-daoulas-abbey/

As said, this one would be a short one , plenty on Plougastel-Daoulas in my blog. Enjoy the ride into the Finistére, always fascinating at the end of the  World!

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

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