Chapelle de Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs!!!

And here once again looking at updating my older posts in my blog I stumbled upon this beauty very little mentioned. And the Chapelle de Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs  is pretty nice but even that is not enough, I have a story. This is the town of Moustoir-AC very near my home in my beautiful Morbihan of my lovely Bretagne and my belle France! Let me tell you in on the story and the chapel.

Moustoir-AC is located on the granitic heights that are the Landes of Lanvaux high point 175 meters. Many megaliths punctuate the territory of the town such as the dolmen de Lacabarede, the Menhir de Kerara or that of Kermark, the highest standing menhir of the Morbihan.  The town is located 26 km north of Vannes and 29 km south of Pontivy; and a side note this is where we got our dog Rex from a dairy farm in town! . It is located at the intersection of the roads Rennes-Lorient and Vannes-Saint-Brieuc. Moustoir-AC has existed since 1387 when it separates from the former primitive parish of Plumelin. During the Chouannerie, the town became a hangout for the Chouans (rebels against the French revolution)  who will be illustrated thanks to the black shepherd dogs  used for intelligence operations. Two important monuments we like to tell you more are the Sainte-Barbe Church (see post) located in the town was built by the first half of the 16C. The Notre-Dame-des-Septs- Douleurs (ND of seven pains) Chapel, located in the hamlet of Kerhéro, was built in 1749.

The Chapelle de Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs is also called Chapelle de Kerhéro  is located in rural area in the town of Moustoir-AC, in the hamlet of Kerhéro. The Chapel of Our Lady of the Seven Pains was built in 1749, then owned by the Langle family. The bell was sponsored by the same family for the first time in 1789, and was replaced in 1874. In 1896, the chapel was completely rebuilt. It was restored for the last time in 1943. Currently, the exterior seals, stained glass windows and roof are completely restored. The chapel affects a rectangular plane, about 20 × 10 meters. It has an arrow on a square-stump steeple adorned with ball pinnacles.  The floor of the Chapel is gone and the walls are in uncoated granite. The altar is white stone. The chapel has several broken arch windows including the stained glass of the choir dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Pains (Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs ).

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The city of Moustoir-AC on its heritage:  https://www.moustoir-ac.fr/Decouvrir/patrimoine.html

The local Central Morbihan tourist board on the Chapelhttps://www.centre-morbihan-tourisme.bzh/decouvrir/chapelles-calvaires-et-leurs-mysteres/109-la-chapelle-n-d-des-7-douleurs-a-moustoir-ac.html

And there you go a nice quant off the beaten path town of my beautiful Morbihan and this Moustoir-AC is real dairy country plenty of cows around here lol! It is only 19 km from home along the D16 road to the D318 road easy along wooded country nice! An off the beaten path place, we love the area and I think it shows::) Enjoy the post

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

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