Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Nostang!

This is one of the town close to me and of course drive by there often but nevertheless need to update text on this older post of a nice monument in town. This will be my update on the  Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Nostang!

I have look deep into my blog ,and found many posts needed a refresher and just went out to get new pictures! My road warrior template got me going and having a blast with the boys on each town. The Morbihan rocks!!!  The town of Nostang  was involved in the creation of the community of towns of Bellevue in 1993. Today, it is the community of towns of Blavet Bellevue Océan, with Kervignac, Merlevenez, Plouhinec and Sainte-Hélène. Hope you enjoy my tour of Nostang , and the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul!

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The parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul offers in its Chapel Notre-Dame a mural of the said of the three dead and the three vivid which is a macabre dance: three young gentlemen are arrested in a cemetery by three dead, who recall the brevity of life and the importance of the salvation of their souls. The bell tower was rebuilt in 1951. It is an exquisite church , worth the detour me think.

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The furniture inside the Church of St Pierre et St Paul is of a high quality, as evidenced by the limestone altarpiece at the base of the altarpiece, two doors framing the altar, lead to the sacristy. At the top, three compartments bounded by four Corinthian columns. The curved outer panels are adorned with garlands of flowers that frame the statues of St. Peter and St. Paul. In the center, a painting of Mésanstourm depicts Saint Peter walking on the waters to meet Jesus. The whole is topped with a dentelle entablature. The central panel is crowned with a curvilinear pediment supported by two columns. It is decorated with Angelate on the tympanum and supports an ensemble sculpted such as two Angels half extended before the Trinity, and the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, personified by a dove.

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The arms of the transept welcome two retables. The oldest it consists of a central table framed with twinned columns that support a small triangular pediment. The upper part consists of a niche flanked by columns and foliage, welcoming the statue of the Trinity, all capped with a triangular pediment. This altar is dedicated to the Madonna of the Rosary and the central panel seems to represent the donation of the Rosary to St. Dominic.  It is dedicated to the Cross, Saint John the Baptist and the Sacred Heart, as evidenced by the statuary. The painting illustrates the agony of Jesus and on the altar of the altarpiece, is laid a bust-reliquary of St. Peter. One should note the presence of particularly interesting statuary: two Trinities, one represented with the Father seated, the other with the representation of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove and a statue of the Blessed Virgin and Saint Marguerite dating from the 18C whose form is similar to that of boat prowlers. Other elements are of interest are the 17C choir stalls, the presence of a confessional dated 1814, which is unusual, as well as the 19C painted décor of the vault although this practice is widespread.

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The Town of Nostang on its history/heritage:  http://www.nostang.fr/fr/information/71924/histoire

The Blavet Bellevue Océan agglomeration tourist office on Nostang: https://www.ccbbo.fr/patrimoine-nostang.html

This is one of those town, you passed every day by it but hardly ever stop. Well have done that for the benefit of my blog and my readers. Nostang is not a tourist town but a stop longer than a rest stop would be recommended for the church. It is historical for sure locally and has nice architecture which I like. Hope it helps.

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

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