Church of Saint-Saturnin in Sarzeau!

And this is another update of many on these times and great that it can be done now; it brings back many memorable travel times with the family. This one is near me and already several posts in my blog, but its one of the favorites in the Rhuys peninsula main city of Sarzeau. I like to bring your attention to the Church of Saint Saturnin in Sarzeau!!!


Ok so I am getting loaded on the Rhuys peninsula of my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne and of course in my belle France lol! This is another update post and I thank you for reading me over the years!!! Sarzeau is located in the Rhuys peninsula, between the Gulf of Morbihan and the Atlantic Ocean. Sarzeau has several islands which are administratively attached to it such as the Isle of Ouefs, Godec Island, Stibiden Island, Govihan Island, and Brannec island.

Sarzeau is limited to the west by the towns of Arzon and Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys,(see posts) to the northeast by that of Saint-Armel (see post) and to the southeast by that of the Tour-du-Parc; To the north by the Gulf of Morbihan and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. With more than 65 km of coastline, Sarzeau is one of the towns of Bretagne and even France that have the longest coastline!!. I like to tell you a bit more on a nice little Church that me think needs more on it. Of course this area have plenty of posts in my blog on Sarzeau.

The Church of Saint-Saturnin b. 1670, re-renovated in 1883. It is built on the site of an ancient Romanesque religious site dating from the 11-12C. Fallen into ruins in the 17C, after the fall of the roof in 1648, it is replaced from 1670 to 1683 by a large Church in the style of the pseudo-classical Renaissance. The bell tower is built in 1698-1700. In 1883, it was renovated to bring out the nudity of its interiors by dividing the nave by a double row of columns and vaulting the Church on crossed warheads. Two modern stained glass windows recall, one, the arrival of the monk Saint Gildas in Rhuys, and the other Joan of Arc presenting herself  to the Constable of Richemont, a native of Sarzeau.



The lateral altars are adorned with two beautiful stone altarpieces from the beginning of the 18C. One is dated from 1707 and represents the Intercession of the Virgin; the other is the Adoration of the Sacred Heart. The Souls of Purgatory, in bas-relief, date from 1707. The painting depicting the baptism of Christ dates from 1936.



Very nice city center and great market day on Saturday morning right by the Church of St Saturnin! Enjoy it as we do too!


Some webpages to help you plan your trip here are:

The city of Sarzeau on getting the new bells for the Church of St Saturnin:

The city of Sarzeau on its history/heritage:

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist board on Sarzeau

There you go folks, another nice small gem in a nice quant pretty town of the Rhuys peninsula of the Morbihan. The Church of St Saturnin is small but worth the detour for the magic of its city center in Sarzeau. Again, hope you enjoy the brief tour.

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

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