Back to the Church Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul of Ruffiac ! 

In my newest road warrior trips I came back to a small quant town off the  N24 highway to the D8 road,only 77 km from my house,  and I came back to the town of Ruffiac and its Church of St Peter and St Paul. The town of  Ruffiac is located in my beautiful  Morbihan department 56, in my lovely region of Bretagne. Sit back and enjoy the real French countryside!

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The Church Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul b.1920-1921. A primitive church is mentioned from 830 in Ruffiac, rebuilt in the 12C, enlarged in the 16C, restored in the 18C and in the 19C. The new church was rebuilt in 1920. Of the Romanesque construction, there remains a semicircular portal, decorated with small columns with simple capitals, a small window very splayed in the wall of the nave, and flat buttresses not protruding. The triumphal arch which separates the choir from the nave, is from the 15C. All the rest of the building has been redone in modern times. In 1956, the old bell tower built in 1920 was knocked down. On a stained glass window are represented the arms of the families of La Bourdonnaye and La Rués. The liturgical ornaments, offered by the Marquis de La Bourdonnaye, date from 1751.

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The parish Church Saint Peter and Saint Paul houses the 15C granite baptismal font as well as some interesting statues from the earlier church. An expressive Christ on the cross, a naïve statuette of a bishop, and a well-crafted Saint Anne illustrate the 17C. The very large statue of Saint Paul, of Baroque inspiration, could have been made in the 18C or 19C. As for the statues of Saint Peter and the Virgin and Child, of skilful execution and classical inspiration, they date from the 19C. In a display case, a white ornament with the matching cope, made in the 17C and offered to the parish in the middle of the 18C, as well as chalices from the 17C, are on display.

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The city of Ruffiac on its heritage, do not know why does not list the church!

There you go folks, one of the highlights of my road warrior incursions into the Breton territory is that each time you find something to make you come back for more and this is the case of Ruffiac and its Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Church. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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

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