The Church St Melaine in Moëlan-sur-Mer!

And here I continue updating older posts and again by the coast of Finistére dept 29 in my lovely Bretagne. There is more than the ocean and beaches here with great oysters too. However, I will tell you this time on the wonderful Church St Melaine in Moëlan sur Mer!


 Let me tell you a bit about a nice small harbor sea town and its church I like.  Moëlan-sur-Mer is located along the Atlantic coast stretching over 47.3 km².  It is surrounded by the towns of Clohars-Carnoët, Riec-sur-Bélon and Baye. Moëlan-sur-Mer is only 9 km from the bigger city nearby of Quimperlé. The town is at 54 meters above sea level, the Rivière Le Belon, the Rivière de Brigneau are the main streams that pass through the town of Moëlan-sur-Mer. The town is also close to the regional natural park of Armorique.

 However, as monument that caught our attention was the Church of Saint-Melaine built between 1876-1878 on the site of a former oratory destroyed in the 9C and an ancient Church restored in 1599. The old church, of the 15-16C, small, low, inadequate, gave way to a new building, built in 1876-1878 and consecrated in June 1879. Built in the style of the 13C, it has a very nice appearance. The beautiful confessional of the ancient Church, dating from the 18C is very nice. The Church of Moëlan has the titular Saint Melaine, Bishop of Rennes, whose statue is seen in the Chapel of Saint-Philibert, in the vicinity of the village.


The Church St Melaine, which was consecrated in June 1879, comprises a nave of five bays with aisles, a transept and a choir consisting of two straight spans with aisles and a three-span roundabout surrounded by a carole on which three chapels radiates from. The Bell Tower is without a gallery. The Church of St Melaine houses the statues of Saint John the Baptist, Saint Melaine and Saint Corentin.





One worth mention here as final point on this wonderful trip was the beach of plage Kerfany , you have a nice one offering a protected area a few steps from the mouth of the Belon. This supervised beach is ideal for families, who can enjoy the sea baths and many water activities: sailing, kayaking, and paddle.

The town of Moëlan sur Mer on its heritage

The local tourist office of Quimperle Terre Océane on Moëlan sur Mer :

A nice walk in this quant harbor sea town is very nice and excellent seafood as always here. Great for the whole family. Enjoy Moëlan-sur-Mer!

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

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