The Church Saint Patern of Séné !!!

I like to take you just south of Vannes, to the town of Séné and update this older post on a nice monument there, I like to tell you a bit on Séné, and then the Church Saint Patern, which has an equally name older church in Vannes (see post).


Séné is located in the department 56 of the Morbihan, in the region of Bretagne. It is at the bottom of the Gulf of Morbihan, bounded by the city of Vannes and the town of Theix-Noyalo  from which it is physically separated by the Noyalo river. There are very nice roads here and for public transport (not taken) you have the Bus served by line 7 of  Kiceo  network of Vannes as well as 3, 5 and 10 (Poulfanc) passes by as well. On arrival at Vannes train station (from Paris Montparnasse for example), take bus line 7 “Saint-Avé – Le Dôme / Séné Ajoncs” in the direction of Séné-Ajoncs.

What I like to update on this post is on a nice monument seldom mentioned but worth the detour me think for its architecture and history I like. Info translated taken from the Church St Patern brochures and books on it. St Patern  is one of the founding  bishoprics  of Bretagne/Brittany, and the first bishop of Vannes.

The current Church Saint Patern was built between  1878 and 1886.  The belltower is a bit truncated at 50 meters and a lot of granite stone in construction of Gothic and Roman traces . The church is located in the heart of the town of Séné. It is in the form of a Latin cross, measuring 45 meters in length for a width of 30 meters at transept. Preceded by the bell tower, the nave develops into three bays. On the wings of the transept are grafted two apsidioles or small chapels and flanked by two sacristies, ends with a polygonal bedside.



The Church Saint-Patern presents under its domes adorned with stained glass windows, one of which restores the episode of the miraculous fishing, two models. The first is a very nice three-mast boats from the beginning of the 19C under great bulwark, the Guardian Angel boat.  The second ex-voto is a Sinagot, a boat typical of the Gulf of Morbihan, offering a black hull with a red-winged tapered line, registered in Vannes, The Saint-Louis ,boat of Séné, of type Querrien, is the latest evolution dating from the 1920’s. There are very few votive models of this kind, if not two others, older, preserved in Sainte-Anne d’Auray (see post). A stained glass window under a dome of the Church Saint Patern restores the scene of the miraculous fishing  with Jesus and his disciples.



The city of  Séné on its heritage:

The Parish of Séné on the church:

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on Séné :

There you go folks, another nice monument in my wonderfully beautiful Morbihan breton, and very near me and go often to Séné. Enjoy the post on the Church St Patern as I

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

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