Again, the Church Notre-Dame de Grâce of Plouhinec !!

I am coming back to these wonderful small towns of my beautiful Morbihan and lovely Bretagne ; hoping to entice you to come and take a look to my corner of the world and you too will know why I am so enthusiastic about it. On my new road warrior escapade let me tell you a bit more on Plouhinec and its Church Notre Dame de Grâce.

Plouhinec ch Notre Dame de Grâce front sep22

Plouhinec ch Notre-Dame de Grâce side belltower sep22

The town of Plouhinec is located between the Etel estuary on 17 km long and the small sea of Gâvres on 5 km. To the south the 8 km of beach overlooking the ocean are part of the largest dune cordon of Brittany which stretches from the Pointe de Gâvres to the Fort Penthièvre on the town of Saint-Pierre-Quiberon. Plouhinec is 15 km from Lorient, 35 km from Vannes, the capital of Morbihan, and 147 km from Rennes It is about 25 km from my house on the D33/D9/D158 road.

Plouhinec ch Notre-Dame de Grâce back sep22

What took me here in city center was to see and show you another gem off the beaten path.  The Church of Notre-Dame de Grâce or Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul ,it is an imposing church of néo gothic style where the high silhouette dominates the houses of the village.The church was built from 1870 to 1873. The construction of the current church caused the disappearance around 1869 of the old church of the 12C and 14C, the choir, dates from 1891. The choir contains an altar, a tabernacle, skylights, stalls and woodwork. The decor and furniture is Gothic-inspired.

Plouhinec ch Notre Dame de Grâce altar sep22

Plouhinec ch Notre Dame de Grâce back to wall sep22

The parish Church Notre Dame de Grâce, originally dedicated perhaps to Saint Winoch, has been, since the 16C at least, under the patronage of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The church, which had just disappeared, had the shape of a Latin cross, with two low sides, and belonged to several eras. The west portal offered the date of 1630 and presented three escutcheons: in the middle, that of the king; on the gospel side, that of the Prince of Guémené, Viscount of Plouhinec; on the side of the epistle, that of Lopriac, lord of Béringue. The nave, the only old part, was 20 meters long and 11 meters wide, including the side aisles. The arcades, six in number on each side, were semi-circular, others pointed, supported on short, massive pillars, with no other ornamentation than an abacus.

Plouhinec ch Notre Dame de Grâce chapel virgin entr sep22

Plouhinec ch Notre Dame de Grâce pulpit sep22

Plouhinec ch Notre Dame de Grâce chapel baptismal font sep22

The city of Plouhinec on its heritage :

There you go folks another nice town, Plouhinec in my beautiful Morbihan. Its a treat and lucky to have found it thanks to my dear late wife Martine decision to cut short my foreign trips away from home for longer periods. So I did and it has been a thrill to be here, only sadden by the fact she is no longer with me due to the mean cancer. One more reason to remember her. On the post, hope you enjoy it as I.

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

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: