The Church of St Gildas! again Auray!!!

This was a small post on a wonderful main church of the city of Auray, a historical and architecturally stunning little town in my beautiful Morbihan and in my lovely Bretagne. I have written several posts on Auray in my blog but need to tell you more about the Church of Saint Gildas!

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And the more these pictures were taken in the season to be merrier why not come enjoy the season in a  magnificent Church of Saint Gildas, the main church of Auray. Of course, I have told you plenty on it before but got new pictures and the season to be merrier so here I go again with the church. It is a wonderful smallish church really but beautifully maintained and very active in town. In my previous post I told briefly about its history and architecture; this time was at Chrismas time 2019.

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The Church of Saint Gildas houses a Laval stone and marble altarpiece from 1664, a 19C organ and baptismal font with carved canopy. From the 18C, it retains woodwork in the side chapels, and an elegant organ case. In the 20C, more precisely in the 1930s, the large windows of the transepts received stained glass windows evoking the life of Saint Gildas. It also has a resurrection tomb of Christ that was completely renovated and shown proudly upon entering the church on the left aisle. 

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There you go like I said a smallish Church but very nicely maintained, said beautiful. A must to visit while in the area and worth the detour. This is  the Church of Saint Gildas of Auray! 

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

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