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September 9, 2022

The Church Saint Tugdual of Grand Champ !

Let me show you again the sights of Grand Champ in my beautiful  Morbihan  dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne. I have written before on the Church Saint Tugdual ,but these are new pictures of today, therefore an update is in order, Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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The town of Grand Champ is located about 15 km from the city of Vannes, capital of the dept 56 Morbihan ,and 15 km from my house !  The nice monument here is the Church Saint-Tugdual , 15-16C, rebuilt in 1865. The first stone was laid  in 1865 and the church was inaugurated  in 1867. The bell tower dates from 1867.

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Saint Tugdual came from Wales to evangelize Armorica (old name of Brittany). First bishop of Tréguier in the Trégor, he visited Pope Vigile in 555 on the day of his death. Grand-Champ is one of the oldest parishes in the diocese of Vannes. A first church was already dedicated to him in the 14C, at the same location. a date of its construction, but two dates appeared there 1428 and 1621. A tower was added there in 1669. The decision for a new building in 1864, and the destruction of the old church began the following year and the new church was completed on the 24 November 1867. Work on the bell tower which was completed in 1870. This housed the bells of the old church and two new ones were cast with the bronze of those of the Notre-Dame de Burgo chapel which had just collapsed. The whole, with the stained glass windows, the decorations and the installation of the furniture was finished in 1885.

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Unfortunately, on November 11, 2018, a piece of plaster fell from the ceiling during the armistice ceremony. This weaking effect continue and the church has therefore been closed since October 4, 2021 while waiting for a complete diagnosis to be made prior to a restoration. Still pending….The architecture and historical element continues and hoping for a speedy recovery.I used to passed by it everyday on my way to work!

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The city of Grand Champ on tourist info :https://www.grandchamp.fr/bureau-dinformation-touristique

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist board on Grand Champ heritage incl, the church : https://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/landes-de-lanvaux/grand-champ/

There you go folks, another wonderful , nice unique and local town to indulge yourselves into the real French life. If only Hemingway would had traveled more he would have certaintly written a second book, France is a Movable Feast! Enjoy Grand Champ,and its Church Saint Tugdual in my beautiful Morbihan.

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

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September 9, 2022

The Church Saint Martin of Landevant !

This is another town close to me in fact 10 km from my house. We passed so many times and even shop groceries sometimes in it. Nice little town and warm folks. Upon passing again, I took new pictures and of the inside, finally! Therefore, why not put them in my blog in a new post on Landevant and its Church Saint Martin. Of course, I have older posts on the church and Landevant in my blog. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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The Church of St. Martin built in 1834. It replaces a 15C Church that has preserved a few animal sculptures. Some carved stones from the old church have been preserved, embedded in the south wall and fragments of inscriptions in Gothic characters giving dates 1413 and 1422.

The first church dates back to the 15C, we learn that the first bell tower was completed in 1512. The new church was built in 1834 according to the date shown on the gable of the chevet The new bell tower, built in 1857, and adorned with Doric, Ionic and Corinthian pilasters, is crowned by a stone spire The sacristy is contemporary with the church The south porch destroyed during WWII was rebuilt around 1950

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The town of Landévant on its heritage: http://www.landevant.fr/fr/culture-et-patrimoine/patrimoine/17/32/le-patrimoine-a-landevant/article-697/

The local Bay of Quiberon tourist office on Landévanthttps://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/landevant

There you go folks, another nice passing and in my blog on nice small Landevant. Again, these are not tourist towns ,but a rest stop would be fine in its city center by the Church Saint Martin. It is historical for sure locally and has nice architecture which I like. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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

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September 9, 2022

The Church Notre Dame de l’Assomption of Colpo !!

The town of Colpo has a history directly related to the imperial house of France. I have written before on the Church Notre Dame de l’Assomption but this time was able to get inside, Therefore, here my update on the church with new pictures. Hope you enjoy it as I.

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The niece and goddaughter of Emperor Napoleon IPrincess Napoleon Elisa Baciocchi at the instigation of the Emperor Napoleon III, in 1857, made a trip to Brittany and acquired the following year a vast estate of 300 hectares.  She had the castle of Korn er Houë built there and took part of the towns of Bignan, Grand-Champ and Saint-Jean-Brevelay to create a new administrative and religious entity. And starting in june 1866, the Church Notre Dame de l’Assomption, finishing it in December 1867.

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Princess Baciocchi died on 3 February 1869 in Colpo, where her funeral was celebrated with the utmost solemnity. After a temporary burial, her body was deposited, on February 3, 1870, in a tomb that occupies a chapel of the Notre Dame Church where she used to attend the Mass. The eagle lectern was carved in wood but all the statuary is in plaster. Her remains lie at the foot of the western wall of the chapel where the wall bears a marble cross with the inscription “IHS. Ego sum resurrectia et vita” (I am the resurrection and the life). The window still shows her coat of arms.

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Overcoming objections and oppositions, the Princess Baciocchi obtained, on June 4, 1864, the creation of a new town and on February 21, 1866, that of a new parish. On the strength of the promise of a donation of 100,000 francs, on the imperial cassette, she financed the construction of a City/town hall, a church, a presbytery, a school, a relief house, several dwellings, thus giving rise from scratch to a town organized along an avenue planted with lime trees. In the center stood a column receiving a statue of the Emperor. In 1893 ,the column took the form of that of a Virgin. The church was blessed on December 23, 1867 and finished the following year. The princess offered the big bell and the prefect the second. The Grand Chaplaincy provided all the objects necessary for worship.

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The Church of Colpo is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady. Its tall silhouette closes the perspective, at the end of the avenue. In front of the nave stands the bell tower-porch, at the bottom of which the portal is part of a triangular gabled avant-corps supported by twin dark granite columns with white stone capitals. Three concentric arches rest on abutments, and in the tympanum, a Virgin and Child, wrapped in a mandorla, receives the veneration of two kneeling angels. Laterally, two small engaged turrets contain the baptistery and the other a staircase. Higher up, the tower rises in two floors: that of the clock and that of the belfry, confined by corner columns and pierced by high arched windows. The polygonal arrow soars in the middle of four pinnacles, charged with narrow openings under gable and perforated with bays in four frames. The choir stalls and confessionals are of neo-Gothic inspiration, but on the pulpit basin, the four evangelists stand out in relief inside arched arcades between two cords of leaves. Only the windows in the middle of the apse are depicted with a crucifixion and images of Saint Charles Borromeo and Saint Augustine.

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The town of Colpo and its heritagehttps://www.colpo.fr/le-patrimoine

The town of Colpo on its tourist attractionshttps://www.colpo.fr/le-tourisme-colpo

There you go folks ,nice Colpo and nice Church Notre Dame de l’Assomption ! You have imperial Colpo in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne and my belle France. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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

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September 9, 2022

The Church Saint Sané of Camors !

The town of Camors is a small towns near me that have wonderful things to see even if for less than a day. I have written on the Church of Saint Sané before but this time was able to go inside, Therefore, here is a new update and pictures! My oldest son walking in below !

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The town of Camors itself surrounded by the towns of Baud, Pluvigner and La Chapelle-Neuve. It is covered in its vast majority by two massifs forests, the domaine forest of Camors and the forest of Floranges with maximum altitude of 137 meters,of Saint Sané before so this post will be brief to showcase the new pictures, Camors is only 9 km from my house !

The Church of Saint-Sané; 17C was built in the form of a Latin cross, without anything remarkable, if not two wooden altarpieces. The sacristy is earlier than the Church and reuses stones from the Chapel of Ste. Suzanne. A cabinet of the sacristy dates from 1660. Saint Sané, was an Irish Bishop, who died in 544. The secondary patron is Saint John the Baptist, whose Nativity is celebrated with great solemnity. The church has in the south transept the altar of Saint John the Baptist, and that of the north the altar of Ste. Susanne,

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The most remarkable element is the polychrome wooden altarpiece in the south chapel. It presents in relief, with brutal realism, the scene of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist (decapitation).

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The town of Camors on the church https://camors.fr/fr/rb/1281191/patrimoine-eglise-et-chapelles

The local Bay of Quiberon tourist office on Camorshttps://www.baiedequiberon.co.uk/camors

There you go folks, hoping you enjoy this nice Church of Saint Sané in quant countryside of Camors, a small town of my beautiful Morbihan. All along the great getway of the road D768 linking the N165 to the N24 expressways of Brittany.

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

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