Val d’Oust or former Le Roc Saint André in my Morbihan !

And just to show the wealth we have here, the beat goes on. In my lovely Bretagne the monuments, sights and plain fun are forever.  If Hemingway only would had gone out of Paris, Let me tell you about this quant town, I like and go by it often in my rounds here, one of them is Val d’Oust or formerly Le Roc Saint André, I had this with other small towns and decided to update and split so individually can give them credit in my blog. Hope you enjoy it as I.

At the origin of the village had a simple Chapel ,the Chapel of Rotz  which becomes in 1608  the Chapel of the Roc  and at the French revolution, Pont du Roc. First erected as a town in 1790 and in parish in 1802 , the town takes in 1951 its current name of Le Roc-Saint-André, and last became, on 1 January 2016, a common delegate of the new town of Val-d’Oust. It merges with the towns of La Chapelle-Caro and Quily within the new municipality of Val-d’Oust. (see other posts).

The Church of Saint André  was rebuilt between 1901 and 1903, replacing that of the 16C too outdated. The steeple is 35 meters high and its style recalls those of Leon in Finistère dept 29. The Church of the trivial, then parish of the Roc is under the term of the Apostle St. André (St Andrews). It has the form of a Latin cross, with unequal arms, which indicates a retouching in the primitive plane. The doors, the arcades of the transepts and the windows are ogive in style. It is noted three paintings by the Breton painter Lhermitais, from the convent of Roga. To the west stands a square, stone, two-bay steeple. On this side, the porch is formed by the extension of the nave, a unique arrangement of its kind. The lateral altars are dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and the sacred Heart.

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The Church of Saint André has adopted a Latin cross plan to a single nave. The choir ends with a flat, gable-toothed bedside. The curved arch arches are in coated and painted bricks; used to tighten the space of the nave, they fall back on cylindrical columns or on Interior buttresses, thus relieving the gutter water walls as well. The large bays with flamboyant later, concentrated on the south façade, provide a very high brightness inside the church. To the west, the Cornish-inspired steeple is accosted by a staircase turret and has an arrow in granite masonry.

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The cemetery that surrounded it disappeared in 1947, making way for a belvedere on the Canal from Nantes to Brest (the channeled Oust river) and its bridge. A statue of St. Andrew, the patron of the parish, appears on the façade dominating the Canal. There is my favorite brewery in all of Bretagne, Lancelot (see post) , and may memorable moments as one of my sons worked here and we came often. Lovely country town in deep Morbihan.

The new town of Val d’Oust on its heritagehttps://www.mairie-valdoust.fr/les-monuments

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist board on Val d’Oust St Andrew’s Church: https://www.morbihan.com/val-d-oust/eglise-saint-andre/tabid/12562/offreid/c223a69b-6671-4d66-89ee-53a778251443

There you go folks , some more interesting trips off the beaten path in my beautiful Morbihan; and is not over yet!! Plenty more to see and do here. For now ,enjoy  Val d’Oust or formerly Le Roc Saint André!

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

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2 Comments to “Val d’Oust or former Le Roc Saint André in my Morbihan !”

  1. Beautiful church. Thanks for sharing.

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