The Church St Pierre of Riec sur Bélon!!

Well here I decided to do a disecting of one post talking about two completely different things into two posts. We are in Riec sur Bélon and yes this is oyster territory for the world famous Bélon oysters, so the post on that was left intact. I took the Church St Pierre or St Peter out to do this brief post on it. Hope you appreciate the change of pace.

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Riec-sur-Bélon is a small town that stretches between the rias of Aven to the west and Bélon to the east. The town takes its name from Saint-Riok, a 6C Breton saint, saved from the clutches of a dragon at the age of two and who lived as a hermit near Camaret before ending his life at the Abbey of Landévennec.  The town of Riec sur Bélon is in the Finistére dept 29 of my lovely Bretagne. It is located at 12 km from Quimperlé, 17 km from Concarneau, 27 km from Lorient and 35 km from Quimper.I get here easy on the road N165 getting off at the road D783 follow kerfleury and then Riec sur Bélon about 60 km from my house.

The Church St Pierre or St Peter has a Gothic bell tower, a nave of five bays with side aisles, a transept and a choir. The layout is in the shape of a papal cross. The bell tower with its beautiful Gothic spire, is flanked by a turret of canted staircase giving access to the chamber of the bells. The church was rebuilt in 1872-1873,and part of the materials from the old 15-16C bell tower were reused. The choir and the nave were built in 1771 on the site of a religious sanctuary mentioned in a parish act in 1510. The western facade, the bell tower and two bays of the nave date from 1875 and respect the style of previous constructions. Inside is a polychrome oak wood pieta and a Christ in a brown tunic. On the placister, a Gallo-Roman stele. Part of the paving to the west is made up of tombstones from the old cemetery. My oldest son going in to church below!!

riec sur belon ch Saint-Pierre front belltower apr19

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The Parish of Quimperlé on the Church St Peter of Riec sur Bélon

The city of Riec sur Bélon on its heritage so the church

There you go folks, now I feel better to have the oysters and the church apart on Riec sur Bélon! Something to see in city center after a bushful of Bélon oysters, see my other post on it; it is yummy!! Hope you enjoy the Church of Saint Peter as I

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

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