Curiosities of Saint Malo de Beignon !

I was on my road warrior mode in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne, and stop by on previous places felled needed more pictures and also some excuse to go out with all my family including our dog Rex ! Therefore, we went again to Saint Malo de Beignon !! I like to expand on my previous post and tell you new text and pictures on the things to see there This is my curiosities of Saint Malo de Beignon on the off the beaten path. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The small town of Saint Malo de Beignon,takes its name from Saint-Malo because under the Ancien Régime (monarchy) the bishop of Saint-Malo had their summer residence in town since 1062. Access by the RN 24 from Rennes, Vannes, Lorient. Take the Guer, Beignon exit then the D773 towards Beignon. Direction Saint Malo de Beignon, follow the Base de Loisirs signs.Enjoy it!

From 1396, Saint-Malo-de-Beignon is an ecclesiastical court of the Bishop of Saint-Malo, whose manor house was adjacent to the Church of Saint Malo. The church preserves vestiges of Romanesque construction: portal from the 13C, tall, narrow windows from the 11C, In the choir, tombstones of the bishops of Aleth (15-16-17C). The construction began in the 11C, and was restored in 1751.

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The Church of Saint Malo as said retained Romanesque remains, including three windows, as well as the western portal. The Romanesque porch, which dates from the second half of the 12C, was completely redone in the 15C. The portal is made up of three warheads embedded one inside the other. The baptistery dates from the 12C. The so-called “bishops’ gallery” dates from the 18C. The altarpiece dates from the 17C.

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The Morbihan dept 56 Tourist board on the Church Saint Malo

Another wonderful spot we found new, well you know me, road warrior will need to come back to places for more always !

This is the former garden of the summer residence of the bishops of Saint-Malo, The Jardin des Evêques is a nice spot to dwell on indeed. The harmony of the plant beds, the water games in the basins, the small stone walls that structure the spaces, the old greenhouse and the remains of the watermill will make you succumb to the charm of this calm and relaxing garden. Indeed very pretty and well kept, The garden was restored last in 1993 ,according to existing plans and writings, respecting the fauna and flora.

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This is a French-style garden, over an area of 1 ha with cactus greenhouse, fountains, small bodies of water with swans, geese, ducks, and a few aviaries with peacocks, pheasants, pigeons, hens and other poultry. A garden not very big, but pleasant to discover with the family.

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The local tourist office Brocéliande Vacances on the bishop’s garden :

There you go folks, now I feel better to tell you about this wonderful little town in inland Morbihan, another gem of our region. Hope you enjoy the follow up on Saint Malo de Beignon.

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

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