Curiosities of Plouhinec !!

And on my road warrior mode in my beautiful Morbihan came to an old town of Plouhinec and found me new monuments!! As it is a never ending source of things to see, which will last me a lifetime. You can see my other posts on Plouhinec but let me show this one on a chapel and a natural sand dune! Hope you enjoy it as I.

The Saint-Cornély Chapel was built in 1766 according to the date on the west door, The chapel is a little isolated to the north of the village of Kerprat,part of Plouhinec and was renovated in 1768 in a rectangular shape with a steeple dominating the facade. A small covered porch was built to the south, facing the cross where the horned animals were blessed during a pardon. Saint Cornély traditionally protected horned animals, but until the beginning of the 20C, a pardon for the blessing of horses took place there, It is ,also, used for sailors as evidence by ex voto boats in the sanctuary,

Plouhinec chapelle Saint Cornély front sep22

Three windows light up the nave , the last of which has a pointed arch, contrasting with the other two and with those lighting the south side of the nave, in a semicircular arch. The very narrow freestone and rubble stone porch opens with a semicircular arch. In the territory of the ria d’Etel, it is one of the rare religious buildings erected during this period. Fragile, but less expensive to make than in stone, the wooden dentil cornice, common in 18C, You can admire exhibitions in summer inside the Saint Cornély Chapel.

Plouhinec chapelle Saint Cornély side sep22

The town of Plouhinec on its heritage

The Mat Fenoux Dunes of Plouhinec are protected dunes. These dunes are a subset of the Gâvres-Quiberon dune massif which extends between the Gâvres peninsula and the Penthièvre fort. The Dunes du Mat Fenoux are part of a set of dunes certainly unique in Brittany which extends over 25 km, or 2000 hectares of natural environment, between the peninsula of Gavres and the spur rock of the Fort de Penthièvre. The dune massif covers an area of 150 hectares, bordered to the east by the Etel river and to the north by the agricultural network and back-dune ponds. It is occasionally crossed by streams from ponds in the hinterland. They are now protected area under the Conservatoire du Littoral.

Plouhinec Dunes du Mât Fenoux afar plage Magouëro sep22

Plouhinec Dunes du Mât Fenoux plage Magouëro sep22

The coastal conservatory on the dunes du mat fenoux

There you go folks, another dandy road warrior run and more beauties in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne/Brittany/Breizh! Hope you enjoy the introduction to the chapel and sand dunes of Plouhinec as I.

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

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