Plouay in my Morbihan!

And are you following me? well stay tune because there is a lot more in my beautiful Morbihan.  As said the choices are endless and the thrill of visiting them again is always there. Take a look to my corner of the world and you too will know why I am so enthusiastic about Bretagne. Let me tell you a bit more on Plouay in my Morbihan! This is a revision of text with older pictures; hope you enjoy it as I.

 The name of the town of Plouay comes from the Breton “Plou” (Parish) and “Zoe” (Saint Ouen for St. Plouay) It was erected as a town in 1790 and passed to the district of Lorient in 1800. Plouay is limited by the Scorff river, which separates it from Berné, Guilligomarch and Arzano; It borders Cléguer and Calan, Lanvaudan and Inguiniel. It is a very famous town here for the its bike and car rallies of Brittany!! I know because was involved in the rallye of Bretagne and cars were passing me by and wondered! I was in the middle of the course!!! It is ,also, home of the great cycling course the Bretagne Classic. Nice memories of Plouay!

We come here always by car, simply the best road warrior tool. We take the N165 into the D769; it is about 20 km from Lorient. I have no idea about bus/trains here sorry.

Some of the things to see in my opinion are the Château de Manéhouan, built in 1758 and was part of the Pluvié family from 1460 to  1985.  it used to housed the bicycle museum, and now belongs to the city since 1985. also, nice the Chapelle de Locmaria-Grâce and Chapelle Notre Dame des Fleurs. However, for us the best is the Church St Ouen!

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The Church of Saint-Ouen built circa 1400 was restored in 1876. The Church was done in the Latin Cross style and had originally has a main nave and two aisles. The present Church comprises a nave of four bays with aisles, a transept and a collated choir completed by a flat bedside. The Interior of the Church, it seems, dates from the 14C. The nave communicates with the aisles by large, broken, double arches resting on square pillars flanked by columns. The nave and structure of the 16C are preserved. The Choir, more recent, communicates with the collateral by arcades. The Church Of Saint Ouen was extended about 15 meters in 1717. The reconstruction of the porch was decided in 1790. The exterior aisles and vaults were completely redone in 1876 and the bell tower on the porch was built in 1925. The Altarpiece of the high altar, in marble and tuffeau, dates from the 16-17C. There is a painting on the center titled “the lamentation of Christ” and dates from the 17C. The organ gallery dates from the 19C. The grid of communion, wrought iron, dates from the 18C. In the large niches we can see the statues of Saint Barbara and Saint Eloi who seem contemporary, while in the niche above, the statue of Saint Ouen is older.

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The town of Plouay on its religious heritage including above churchhttps://www.plouay.fr/patrimoine-religieux-l145.html

The Lorient south Brittany tourist board on Plouayhttps://www.lorientbretagnesudtourisme.fr/fr/immanquables/plouay/

And there you go folks another nice town ,Plouay in my beautiful Morbihan. Its a treat and lucky to have found it thanks to my dear late wife Martine decision to cut short my foreign trips away from home for longer periods. So I did and it has been a thrill to be here, only sadden by the fact she is no longer with me due to the mean cancer. One more reason to remember her.

Enjoy the wonderful Plouay in my Morbihan. And remember, happy travels, good health,and many cheers to all!!!

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