Church of Saint Martin at Trédion!

So bringing you back to my beautiful Morbihan and its small picturesques towns on the off the beaten path. I have written on Trédion before for its castle resort and now need to tell you about its church, which have not. So much for updating older posts which ,also, allows me to find these missing gems. Hope you enjoy the post on the Church of Saint Martin at Trédion!(picture from castle)

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This is one of those small towns which we have plenty but full of nice things to see. The posts will be short but the things to see can last a day. Let me tell you a bit about Trédion.

The town of Trédion attested in the form Treduchum in 1121, Tréduihon in the 12C. Trédion is an ancient truce of the parish of Elven, of which it was detached in 1136.  At this truce was added the one of Aguénéac to create a new parish in 1820.  In 1833, the former trier of Trédion and Aguénéac were separated from the town of Elven to form the new town of Trédion from 1836. The town of Trédion is 7 km from Elven and 23 km from Vannes. And as you can see relatively young for France!

A bit more on the Church Saint Martin!

The Church of St. Martin new church b. 1870-1873. It was entrusted from the year 1000 to the Benedictines of the Mont-Saint-Michel. The Romanesque building was largely rebuilt during the second half of the 16C. The sand pits and pillar of the pulpit bear the dates of 1562, 1573 and 1577. The Church consisted in 1860 of a nave and two collateral in large plains and three Romanesque apses; the main apse was vaulted with stones and illuminated by stained glass windows in loopholes, it was preceded by a triumphal arch. An elegant bell tower built in two bells stood between the nave and the choir. The nave of the 2nd half of the 16C preserves in the south a door and a stained glass window of the 15C. The new bell tower was erected between 1869 and 1872. The current Choir is probably contemporary from the bell tower steeple in 1869. The vault of the new choir, joins that of the nave in 1895. Two additional stained glass windows are installed in 1910. The Church Saint Martin is of an elongated plan with a lateral bell-tower and a bedside with cut-out. The bell tower is in neo-Gothic style built in 1892. The nave is separated from the aisles by four arches resting on octagonal pillars. The choir built in 1860 is in Romanesque style, the tower is raised in the same style with stone Spire and pinnacles. It preserves a beautiful chalice in silver from the 16C.

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The city of Trédion on its religious monuments including the church: http://www.tredion.fr/decouvrir-tredion/la-commune-de-tredion#Patrimoine%20religieux

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on Trédion in French: https://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/landes-de-lanvaux/tredion/

And now I feel better showcasing sights from these small towns such as Trédion worth a detour for the curious visitor off the beaten path ways of my beautiful Morbihan. Hope you enjoy the bit of introduction to the Church Saint Martin.

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

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