Batz-sur-Mer can be a charm !

This was a special post on road warrior visit to a friend from work in Guérande, and while there visited the nearby coastal towns of Batz sur Mer. A wonderful coastal trip of my belle France just south of me in old Bretagne now in the Loire Atlantique dept 44  of the Pays de la Loire region. Let’s ride out this one together shall we!

It was a rainy day, cloudy, and cool at 11C or about 55F ,and we went to Batz-sur-Mer, and can be a charm ! On our way out to Batz-sur-Mer we passed by the museum of salt marshes or Musée des Marais Salants . See  the La Porteresse (carrier), a monumental bronze sculpture by Jean Fréour representing a Batzienne carrying salt using a gède. (see post).

Batz sur Mer

We continue our journey now with our friends into the harbor area of Batz sur Mer, and saw the nice Church and tower of Saint-GuénoléThe Church of Saint Guénolé was built in the 14-15C on the site of an older church dedicated to Saint Cyr and his mother Saint Julitte, which the monks of Landévennec placed under the protection of Saint Guénolé, the founder of their monastery and patron saint.This Flamboyant Gothic style church dates from the end of the 14C and the beginning of the 15C. The tower, 60 meters high, surmounted by a steeple surrounded by pinnacles, is more recent since it dates from 1677, It houses statues, furniture, two 17C organs, paintings, stained glass windows, and two 17C doors, The interior surprises with the deviation of the choir, the mass of pillars supporting wide open Gothic arches and the wooden hull. In the background, on the wall, is a statue of Our Lady of the Precious Blood. A stained glass window on the right aisle celebrates the consecration of the monument in 1428.



There is, also, a wonderful monument to the fallen, standing in front of the ruined Notre-Dame-du-Mûrier Chapel. I needed to have a picture.


The Batz-sur-Mer tourist office:

We found for a Sunday plenty of parking for free in town.  In all, a short but pleasant trip to the beautiful old Bretagne.  The sea at its best, nice area we have been back!!!! Hope you enjoy the post on Batz sur Mer as I.

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

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