The Church St Pierre of St Goazec !

I am indulging myself in some new territories of my lovely Bretagne. As said before, so much to see here, and the old saying is know your country before you know the world… I am doing that one at a time. I decided to travel with the boys to Saint Goazec in the Finistére dept 29 of my lovely Bretagne. And behold, there are beauties to see here. I will update this older post and split again the church and château in two posts, feels they deserve credit on a post for each. Hope you enjoy it as I.

Saint-Goazec  is a town cut off by the Aulne river that splits it from Châteauneuf-du-Faou , and the town is 30 km from Quimper and 58 km from Brest. It is about 1h15 from my house, See my other posts on Saint Goazec in my blog,

During the French revolution, the Trévoazec estate passed into the hands of Antoine-Henry d’Amphernet of Pontbellanger, a Chouan chief who died in 1796 in Médréac after being ambushed by soldiers of General Hoche (native of Versailles and gen of the armies of the west) ; he had been denounced by his wife, the Marquise Louise Bot du Grego, who was the mistress of General Hoche. The   Republican revolutionaries blues, in recognition of the services  she gave  them, razed the  church of Trégoazec, but left intact her lands and  her manor  of Trévarez.  The canal from Nantes to Brest with the Voaquer lock and its salmon and trout ladder, which allows them to climb the course of the Aulne to spawn. The parish Church of St. Pierre, built in 1896. The Calvary and his Madonna and Child, alas mutilated, dates from the 15C.


The construction of the Church of Saint-Pierre took place from 1894 to 1896. It is a church in the shape of a Latin cross formed of 3 naves with 3 bays. The shell, in shale rubble, is partially coated. The frames of the bays are cut granite. It is covered with paneling painted blue. The arch is painted in ochre and yellow. The transept has a polygonal choir lit by 3 stained glass windows: The central stained glass dates from 1593 and represents The Passion. The Church St Pierre houses the statues of the Virgin Mother, Saint Goazec, Saint Peter and Saint Herbert.



The city of Saint Goazec on the Church St Peter

This is the town of Saint Goazec, enjoy the Church St Pierre in the off the beaten path of my lovely Bretagne and the beauty to be in real French country. Family and friends tells me I am lucky and I am beginning to believe it !!! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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

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