Chapelle de la Manoir de Larmor of Vannes!

And here I am again, finding gems from my capital city of Vannes which had just briefly mentioned in my blog, but feels, they need a post of their own. These are monument full of history and great architecture foundations to make worth the detour while in town. This time will tell you a bit more on the Chapelle de la Manoir de Larmor of Vannes! Hope you enjoy it as I.

The Chapelle de la Manoir de Larmor is on the edge of Avenue René de Kerviler just coming out of the Tunnel de Kérino direction Séné. This half-cut chapel dates from the 16C and, long abandoned, was recently restored. The stone pinnacle dates from the 17C. The upper floor has retained a 17C skylight The chapel has 2 entries. One access by the gable under the pinnacle from the manor and a lateral access for the neighbors, used even during the French revolution, Its canted sides is surmounted by a 17C bell tower.

vannes chapelle du Manoir de Larmor avenue René de Kerviler feb20

The manoir de Larmor or mansion is first written on in 1513 and was last known to be reformed in 1536 while belogning to the Lord of Talhouet, It is located rue Larmor-Gwened, this manor house is in the middle of a large enclosure. Its origin dates back to the 14C. There are architectural elements dating from the 16-17C. Its 16C chapel is clearly visible from avenue René-de-Kerviler. It occupies a corner of the manor of Larmor whose enclosure of the domain is fully walled. Seat of a former 15C lordship and successive family property. Its enclosure walled on all sides is occupied in a corner by a small chapel

You can see the stele to Gérard Verdeau , founder of the Association Breiz Santel , Founded on April 16, 1952 in Vannes the association and the review “Breiz Santel” (Brittany Sainte) to safeguard and protect the religious heritage of Brittany.  By creating this association, he was able, and others after him, to save hundreds of chapels, crosses, fountains from ruin and oblivion, and to raise awareness in the towns of the treasures buried in the thickets. Their webpage :

Not much info on it on the web but you can get more by contacting the city of Vannes tourist office:

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on discoveries of Vannes

There you go folks, an off the beaten path nice piece of history of my Vannes. You are better to see it with a car but by bike or walking is doable as the Kerino tunnel have bike and pedestrians pathways! go direction Séné and the Chapelle de la Manoir de Larmor is on your right hand side once out of the tunnel. Hope you enjoy it as I

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

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: