Saint Jean Brévelay in my Morbihan!

Moving right along in this fast pace world of travel in our days, I take you once again to the my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne. We will go into off the beaten paths that needs to be known!  Today , I will tell you about Saint Jean Brévelay ,unique close by town. I love to update these older posts for you and me, great memories, Hope you enjoy it as I.

The town of Saint-Jean-Brévelay, was a Saint  fleeing the Norman looters, the Bretons temporarily fled to England. Upon their return to Brittany, they reported relics of a Bishop of Exham and York, who died in 721 in Beverly, where he founded a monastery. They then named their parish the name of the Saint, which gradually became Saint Jean Brévelay. In the middle ages, Saint Jean Brévelay was part of the Viscount of Rohan, divided into 20 lordships.  In the 18C, after 1797, the town embraced the Royal cause. During the Chouannerie, it was noted the passage of Georges Cadoudal, Lieutenant General of the Chouans. Pierre Guillemot, called King of Bignan, one of the main chefs Chouans was also noticed passing here.

The Church Saint-Jean-de-Brévelay  was built  from the 15C to the 19C. Dedicated to Saint John of Beverley, an English Saint of the Medieval Kingdom of Northumbria Bishop of York who founded the monastery and the town of Beverley in East Yorkshire, died in 721 and canonized in 1037. The church is in the form of a Latin cross, with warhead windows. The Church of Saint-Jean-de-Brévelay gathers parts built in several eras such as the Romanesque gate dates from the 15C, the transept and the choir were reworked in the 17C, the Chapel of St. Joseph added in the 17C, the current nave was built in 1825, the porch bell tower was completed in 1879. A very colorful Altarpiece 1640, in stone and marble,  occupies the background of the choir, with a large painting of Pentecost in the center, surrounded by two statues, Saint Peter holding the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Saint John of Beverley in Bishop with a pig.

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St Jean de Brevelay

The city of Saint Jean de Brévelay on its heritagehttp://www.mairie-saint-jean-brevelay.fr/culture-et-tourisme/patrimoine/82-patrimoine-architectural.html

The Central Morbihan tourist office on St Jean de Brévelayhttps://www.centre-morbihan-tourisme.bzh/decouvrir/centre-morbihan-communaute/saint-jean-brevelay/

And again, you see simply beauty before your eyes, these are monumental examples of mankind and when you think of Europe devastated by two world wars and see these again brought back and or save is amazing the human spirit can still do anything. You owe to yourselves visiting Brittany and see these marvels. We love them. Be welcome to Saint Jean Brévelay in the Morbihan of course!

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

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