Chapelle Sainte Catherine of Vannes!

And here is another find in our walks in our capital ,and former worked city of Vannes! It is a beautiful town still in the off the beaten paths routes by many visitors, but its architecture and history is second to none in Bretagne. It is the capital city of the beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne in my belle France! 

I have written plenty on Vannes, but never enough. I briefly mentioned the Chapelle Sainte Catherine but need a post of its own me think. Therefore, here is a bit more on it. Hope you enjoy it as I.

The Chapelle Sainte Catherine Chapel renovated in 1848, also called Chapelle de la Congregation is next to the Church Saint-Patern (see post). It is accessed by a staircase with several steps. On the facade a statue of the Virgin Mary, recalls that this chapel was formerly called Chapelle Notre-Dame . On the ledge, located below the small rose window, an attentive eye can discern an inscription in the Breton language “Congregation en dud Yaouank” which means “congregation of young people.” Today fitted out for parish needs, this small chapel is used for Mass on weekdays and evenings of prayer and adoration.


The Chapelle Sainte Catherine is rectangular in its layout, and endowed with a single nave with a chancel ending in a semicircular apse, the chapel is built in stripped rubble stone with a freestone base. The elevation is crowned with a pediment, pierced with an oculus. Bell tower on the roof. The bays and the door are in a semicircular arch, surmounted by a limestone entablature. Neoclassical interior decor.

The parish of St Patern on the Chapelle Ste Catherine,chapelles,de,la,paroisses-la,chapelle,sainte,catherine-21.php

The city of Vannes on its heritage

There you go folks, another dandy architectural and historical monument of my Vannes. And this is right in the St Patern district ,the oldest in Vannes with its oldest church see my posts on it. A great walkable area and we love it, we go for lunch by there often. Hope you enjoy the post and do visit.

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

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