Curiosities of Guehenno!

Oh well started writing updates on Guéhenno and as in many times found old pictures in my vaults that are not previsouly shown in my blog. Therefore, this is as good as any time to showcasing them in the blog, a bit more on nice historical architecturally stunning Guéhenno in my beautiful Morbihan of my lovely Bretagne and in my belle France.

Let me tell you briefly as there is not much information on the wind mill and chapel of Guéhenno! Hope you enjoy it as I.

There is the Moulin du Mont or old mill tower, remained unused for a few years, located at a place called Le Mont, near the chapel St Michel and one km from the town of Guéhenno. From this place, a nice panorama can be observed. And a nice walk indeed. And,  it is nicely restored for all to enjoy it. Worth a detour to take an opportunity to walk in nice sights of the valley below.


The Chapelle Saint-Michel dates from the 15C as evidenced by the two doors of the church and the tympanum. Changes were subsequently made in the 17C. It is located on the village of Le Mont about one km from Guéhenno, From the top of its 147 meters above sea level you have beautiful views of the valley. The chapel was restored in 1890 and 1972. It is a rectangular shape, with flamboyant windows and gables . Outside, above the southern portal, is a 15tC carved tympanum with a statue of Saint Michael slaying the dragon. The polychrome wood statue of Saint-Michel dates from the 16C.  At the start of the 20C, the Le Mont village still had two chapels, side by side. The one dedicated to Saint Mark, in ruins, was dismantled and rebuilt in Callac (one of the three parishes of Plumelec-see post). This is why there is a statue of Saint Mark in the choir of the chapel dedicated to Saint Michael, in the hollow of a Renaissance-looking niche.


The city of Guéhenno on its heritage

The Central Morbihan tourist board on the wind mills includes of Guéhenno:

The Central Morbihan tourist board on the Chapelle St Michel of Guéhenno

There you go folks, niceties of country road warrior trips in my beautiful Morbihan and gorgeous little Guéhenno. Hope you enjoy my off the beaten paths places, and again thanks for reading me since November 2010!

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

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