A church and museum at Baden!

And I bring you back home to my beautiful Morbihan in my lovely Bretagne of my belle France! This is home territory just south of me and very picturesque town of Baden by the Gulf of Morbihan. I like to update for you and me the visit to Baden nice small church and historical museum. Hope you enjoy it as I.

Ok so I was in town for a ride in my area with the boys and came back to Baden only 21 km south of me. I guess told you bits and pieces of it in previous posts and there is so much beauty around it. See my previous posts as Baden is on the head of the Gulf of Morbihan! The monuments around here is huge, and the architecture and history of it enormous. So will tell you a bit more on a simple off the beaten path Church St Pierre (St Peter) and the traditions museum  in Baden.

The Church of St. Pierre ,built in the 12C, founded by the Rolland family of Cardelan. This Church was rebuilt in 1835-1836 and between 1860 and 1864, when it was completed by a spire with an arrow. The Choir altarpiece dates from the 17C. The Lords of Cardelan had once their burials in the Chapel of Saint John, on the side of the epistle of the ancient Church.


The steeple of the Church of St Pierre forms a remarkable guide for sailors. From the Bay of Quiberon, aligning the white obelisk of the island of Petit Vézy and the steeple, the boats enter the Gulf following the deepest channel. Located in the heart of the town on a headland, it is remarkable for its bell tower built in 1864 and the arrow steeple in 1866 which serves as a guide to the navigators of the Gulf.


This Church of St Pierre, falling apart, was rebuilt in 1835-1836, in the form of a Latin cross, with two aisles. The old steeple, having been demolished later, to widen a path, the Church took a squat short form. The new tower, surmounted by an elegant pyramid, all in beautiful sizes of stones, that can be seen from a very far.


In 1801, Baden was attached to the canton of Vannes-Ouest, or Saint-Pierre, which was accepted by the bishop in 1802. Dedicated to Saint Peter, the present Church dates back only to the 19C, even though it presents in the south wing the outer buttresses showing its Romanesque origin.  In 1869, the rector acquired a monumental wooden altarpiece dating from the 16C and would come from the Chartreuse of Auray. Reassembled and finished , this altarpiece has been registed as a national treasury in 1912. Outside, near the porch, there are two Gallic stele stones.



It has a quant small city center with good restaurants and a musée des passions et des ailes  or museum of wings and passions. The museum includes 4 permanent and 1 temporary exhibitions and is managed by the association of friends of the museum of Baden. It recounts the life of Joseph Le Brix, an aviation pioneer with numerous documents and personal objects retrace his life and his exploits, he was, in fact, the first to cross the South Atlantic with Costes, his traveling companion, in 1927. Also, it houses a collection of old toys and automatons, offers a collection of ship models that reflect the evolution of the navy from the 15C, and presents 73 accordions from 1840 to 1960. The whole consists of dolls, ceramic toys, paintings and automatons, among others. An exhibition on model ships . Nice cosy small interesting me think!


The city of Baden on the churchhttps://www.baden.fr/eglise-et-chapelles/%C3%A9glise-saint-pierre

The official museum of passions and wings webpage: http://www.museedebaden.fr/

The city of Baden on the museumhttps://www.baden.fr/mus%C3%A9e-des-passions-et-des-ailes

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on Badenhttps://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/autour-golfe/baden/

All around the Church of St Pierre and shops and restos very quant corner on the road to the beaches. A nice off the beaten path into the creeks and cranny areas of my beautiful Morbihan breton. Again, hope you enjoy Baden as I.

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

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