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September 25, 2022

Back to the Church Saint Pierre of Languidic !!

I like to take you around into the town of Languidic about 14 km from my house, and came upon some familiar monuments that needed to see more closely. This picturesque town is of course in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne.  The town of Languidic by its surface, the most extensive town of the Morbihan. It is located 35 km from Vannes, department prefecture (capital city), 30 km from Pontivy and 18.5 km from Lorient, sub-prefectures. This time was not meant to visit but passed by so stop in for another look, always nice indeed. 

The Church Saint Pierre was built between 1876 and 1879 and replaces two older buildings. The first was erected around 1329, in roughly the same location. The second was built in the 15C, perhaps in 1453 or 1433. This date is inscribed, in Gothic letters, on one of the beams and outside of the building The church was built at different times, that is why we found inside Romanesque capitals when the whole was in ogival style. Today, the church shelters one of the rare bells of the region prior to the French revolution. “Kolas” or Nicolas dates from 1783 and was not melted because it was used for civil sounding of the bell. The silver chalice and the tin ciborium, respectively from the 17C and 18C. In 1933, a martyrdom was built on Place Général-de-Gaulle.

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Languidic ch Saint Pierre altar to nave back sep22

The old parish church of Languidic was dedicated to Saint Peter, apostle, and belonged to various eras. The whole was in the ogival style, but there were also Romanesque capitals inside. The new Saint Peter’s Church was built in ogival style with a shape that of a Latin cross. A light and bold arrow carries the cross 54 meters in the air. On entering the church, one finds a vast nave with aisles, lit by two rows of windows, a 30 meter long transept, where the light falls in streams through two large bays, then at the bottom, 56 meters from the entrance door, the polygonal chevet of the apse, pierced by five high lancet windows. In the stained glass windows, which are very remarkable, we see several features of the life of Saint Peter, patron saint of the church. The covering of the high altar is in carved oak. The side altars are dedicated to the Sacred Heart and to Saint Joseph, to the Blessed Virgin and to Saint Anne.

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Languidic ch Saint Pierre chapel St Pierre sep22

Languidic ch Saint Pierre chapel virgin et Christ sep22

Languidic ch Saint Pierre pulpit front sep22

There is a nice  Fontaine des Saisons or seasons fountain ,Place du Général de Gaulle by the church.

Languidic fontaine four seasons pl gen de gaulle sep22

The city of Languidic presentation but not the church sadly: https://www.languidic.fr/decouvrir/presentation/?L=1

The Lorient South Brittany tourist office on Languidichttps://www.lorientbretagnesudtourisme.fr/fr/immanquables/languidic/

There you go folks, another nice gem of my beautiful Morbihan that does not stop to amaze me for its beauty whether by the coast or inland. Languidic is very near me and worth the detour I said just to see this nice Church Saint Pierre. Hope you have enjoy the post as I.

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

September 25, 2022

The Chapelle de Vrai-Secours of Plouay !

As said the choices are endless and the thrill of visiting them again is always there. Take a look to my corner of the world and you too will know why I am so enthusiastic about my beautiful Morbihan and lovely Bretagne. Let me tell you about a new find on the road D102, the Chapelle de Vrai-Secours of Plouay !! Hope you enjoy it as I.

Plouay Ty Henri Chapelle Vrai Secours front sep22

As doing my road warrior rides into inland Morbihan I have passed by several towns, but the unique thing is passing by these towns and finding new monuments to see and enjoy. This was the case on my latest rides last week coming from Plouay to Lanvaudan on road D102 ,and passing the the True Mercy Chapel !

Plouay Ty Henri Chapelle Vrai Secours entr sep22

The village of Ty-Henry is now part of Plouay. It has its own cemetery, its own presbytery and two chapels: Saint-Laurent and Vrai-Secours, the one I passed by it.  It had been destroyed during the French revolution in retaliation because a priest of the time said Mass there despite the ban . It also evokes Saint-Cornély, patron saint of animals and plowing tools. The building has a rectangular plan and a single nave with the addition of a sacristy. The rectangular chapel was blessed on September 8, 1625. It was rebuilt in 1729. It was again rebuilt towards the end of the 18C. The Virgin and Child outside front is made of granite, the Virgin is holding a Child in her arms. Nice.

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The town of Plouay on its religious heritage including above chapel: https://www.plouay.fr/patrimoine-religieux-l145.html

The Lorient south Brittany tourist board on Plouayhttps://www.lorientbretagnesudtourisme.fr/fr/immanquables/plouay/

There you go folks another nice town ,Plouay in my beautiful Morbihan. It has been a thrill to be here, thanks to my dear late wife Martine. One more reason to remember her. Do hope you enjoy the post on the Chapel of the true mercy as I,

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

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September 25, 2022

Back to the Church Saint Ouen of Plouay !!

As said the choices are endless and the thrill of visiting them again is always there. Take a look to my corner of the world and you too will know why I am so enthusiastic about my beautiful Morbihan and lovely Bretagne. Let me tell again a bit more on the Church Saint Ouen of Plouay !! Hope you enjoy it as I.

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Plouay ch Saint Ouen belltower sep22

The Church of Saint-Ouen built circa 1400 was restored in 1876. The Church was done in the Latin Cross style and had originally has a main nave and two aisles. The present Church comprises a nave of four bays with aisles, a transept and a collated choir completed by a flat bedside. The Interior of the Church, it seems, dates from the 14C. The nave communicates with the aisles by large, broken, double arches resting on square pillars flanked by columns. The nave and structure of the 16C are preserved. The Choir, more recent, communicates with the collateral by arcades. In the large niches we can see the statues of Saint Barbe (Santa Barbara) and Saint Eloi who seem contemporary, while in the niche above, the statue of Saint Ouen is older.

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Plouay ch Saint Ouen altar sep22

The parish Church of Saint Ouen , placed under the patronage of Saint Ouen, Archbishop of Rouen, has the shape of a Latin cross, with two low sides. There are six architectural spans, formed by ogival arcades, resting on square pillars and engaged columns; the pillars are replaced near the choir by cylindrical columns. In 1876, the church was renewed. The altars of the church are dedicated to the Rosary, to St Isidore, to St Joseph and to the Sacred Heart. A large part of the church, in particular the nave and its framework, dates from the 16C.

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Plouay ch Saint Ouen chapel sacre coeur right sep22

The Church of Saint Ouen is oriented and follows an elongated single-nave plan ending in a five-sided apse. A square-based bell tower is located at the level of the nave. It has two rectangular openings with louvers on each of its faces plus a round clock on its south face. It is capped with a polygonal arrow. The choir dates from the middle of the 13C. The north wall of the nave dates from the 17C. The western facade, the first bay of the nave and the bell tower date from the first quarter of the 20C. The altarpiece of the high altar, in marble and freestone, dates from the 16-17C ; the painting in the center is entitled “The Lamentation of Christ” and dates from the 17C. The organ gallery dates from the 19C. The communion grid, in wrought iron, dates from the 18C.

Plouay ch Saint Ouen chapel virgin et child left sep22

Plouay ch Saint Ouen chapel resurrection sep22

Plouay ch Saint Ouen back jube wall sep22

The town of Plouay on its religious heritage including above church : https://www.plouay.fr/patrimoine-religieux-l145.html

The  Lorient south Brittany  tourist  board on Plouay: https://www.lorientbretagnesudtourisme.fr/fr/immanquables/plouay/

There you go folks another nice town ,Plouay in my beautiful Morbihan. It has been a thrill to be here, thanks to my dear late wife Martine. One more reason to remember her. Do hope you enjoy the post on the Church of Saint Ouen of Plouay as I.

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

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