Church Saint-Houardon of Landerneau!

And why not sticking around the wonderful Finistére dept 29 of the region of Bretagne. And take you to see the real countryside in the so called off the beaten path ways. Follow me in my blog to see it and do search for almost anything. Let me update this older post for you and me.

The Church of Saint-Houardon located in Landerneau,  was the seat of the parish of Saint-Houardon in Landerneau until 2017, the date on which the deanery which stretches from Saint-Thonan to Rosnoën and from Logonna-Daoulas to Loc-Eguiner, twenty-two active steeples, not to mention Beuzit-Conogan, is erected in a single parish. A first Saint Houardon Church stood on the shore of the Élorn river . It was rebuilt in the 16C. In 1604, it is enlarged from a southern porch. In 1858, the Church was dismantled and reassembled in the city center, where it is seen today. The operation was financed by emperor Napoleon III.

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On either side of the Elorn river, a church was built. This river was indeed the natural boundary between the two former counties, Léon and Cornouaille, which had their own diocese. Right bank side Leon, the Church St. Houardon was completely moved in the 19C. Closer to the river initially, it could no longer accommodate all the parishioners. Reconstruction and expansion work lasted 3 years, from 1848 to 1861. The porch was raised in finely worked kersantite stone and its slender Bell Tower accompanied by a turret staircase.

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The façade is divided into three floors: on the ground floor, a large arch, open between two corintian columns fluted, above an entablature in the antique, carrying a floor in the shape of attic adorned with three beautiful niches with shells and ten balusters and cushioned by a triangular pediment; on the second floor a sort of attic lower than the previous one and supporting a spoil whose concave curved crawlies are lined by a gusseted railing. Finally, crowning the whole, rises to the top a lantern with domes and balusters. At the corners of the Church Saint Houardon , two thick buttresses, placed obliquely and subdivided into four floors by strong moldings offer an abundant adornment of niches, small arcades, modillions, pilasters and skylights

Some webpages to help you plan your trip and understand this area are:

The city of Landerneau on its heritagehttps://www.landerneau.bzh/un-peu-dhistoire-2/

The Landerneau Daoulas tourist office on Landerneau heritagehttps://www.tourisme-landerneau-daoulas.fr/sortir-bouger/activites-culturelles-et-patrimoine/visites-guidees/landerneau-ville-historique-7370

The Bretagne region tourist office on Landerneau in English: https://www.brittanytourism.com/destinations/the-10-destinations/brest-terres-oceanes/landerneau/

There you go folks, enjoy it fully, wonderful town indeed glad I visited Landerneau in wonderful Finistére in my lovely Bretagne and in my belle France. This is part of the history of Landerneau.

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

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