Church of Saint-Sané of Camors!!

This is an update of an older post of a town very near me. I as a lover of history and architecture need to put up lots of religious buildings, I think they tell the story of a place better than anybody. This will be a series of small towns near me that have wonderful things to see even if for less than a day. Hope you enjoy the story on the Church of Saint Sané in Camors!

The town of Camors itself surrounded by the towns of Baud, Pluvigner and La Chapelle-Neuve. It is covered in its vast majority by two massifs forests, the domaine forest of Camors and the forest of Floranges with maximum altitude of 137 meters. The town, is compose of the village of Lambel-Camors and the village of Locoal-Camors. The town is part of the district of Pluvigner, of the community of towns agglo of Auray Quiberon Terre Atlantique and depends on the sub-prefecture of Lorient.

The territory of the town of Camors was born late and consists of part of the territory of Baud and part of the territory of Pluvigner. The inhabitants of Camors lived mainly in the forest. They were coal-makers, sabotiers, long sawers, broom makers, buglers… There have been up to two hundred buats and ninety saboters (wood shoes and the last one retired end of 2020!). Religion and civil authority had little influence over this population living in the forest. Camors is one of the only towns in France where two sawmills and a sabotier remain (see above).

The Church of Saint-Sané; 17C was built in the form of a Latin cross, without anything remarkable, if not two wooden altarpieces. The sacristy is earlier than the Church and reuses stones from the Chapel of Ste. Suzanne. A cabinet of the sacristy dates from 1660. Inside the Church you can see a fresco. On the wall of the nave is a white marble tombstone; it is the epitaph of Claude de Lannion, Governor of Vannes and Auray, who died on 24 June 1695. The Church houses a statue of St. Margaret. The parish church of Camors is dedicated to Saint Sané, an Irish Bishop, who died in 544. The secondary patron is Saint John the Baptist, whose Nativity is celebrated with great solemnity. The church has in the south transept the altar of Saint John the Baptist, and that of the north the altar of Ste. Susanne; the Chapel of the Baptismal Fonts makes the pendant of the porch. In the Choir was the family vault of the counts of Lannion, barons of Camors.

Camors ch St Sane frt jan20

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Two other sites worth stopping by are the alignments of the forest (menhirs dolmen tumulus old stones) and the park and pond of petit bois with sports activities.

The town of Camors on getting there: https://camors.fr/fr/ap/437803/plan-acces-156

The Bay of Quiberon tourist office on things to do/see in Camorshttps://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/camors

And hoping you enjoy this brief introduction to a small town of my beautiful Morbihan, and great forests area of Camors.

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

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