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September 26, 2022

Curiosities of Campénéac !!!

I was on my road warrior mode going all over my beautiful department 56 of Morbihan in my lovely Bretagne and my belle France. I was able to visit this new spot at the time and we reach Campénéac. The town is located 9 km from Ploërmel , approximately between Vannes and Rennes, not far from the Brocéliande forest. I found me some pictures not in my blog yet and to complement the other posts here is a bit more on the town’s monuments in curiosities of Campénéac !!!

I have a post already but let me tell you a bit more on the Church of the Nativity-of-the-Most-Holy Virgin or église de la Nativité-de-la-Très-Sainte-Vierge was rebuilt from 1851 to 1860 at the site of the old church. The parish church is dedicated to the Nativity of the Most Holy Virgin. The church has three bays, separated by cylindrical granite posts. The oak pulpit from the second half of the 19C is 7 meters high. The pulpit tank has the particularity of being supported by a kneeling demon. It is dominated by a statue of the Archangel Michael slaying the dragon. The soundboard supports four angels symbolizing the four evangelists. Another special feature is that access to the pulpit is via a double staircase. The church has an exhibition of the Holy Face dating from the second half of the 19C, 2.60 meters high, it is made of turned, carved, polychrome wood. The Holy Face and exposed in the center, it is surrounded by the instruments of the Passion. Above, the crown of thorns, on the right the pliers and the hammer, below the nails and on the left the whip. See the town pdf files for more info in French on this church, which me think ,should be seen.




The Château de Trecesson was sold on 27 avril, 2022 to a new French family to continue the tradition, I have a long post on it but left out the pigeon tower that is just across main door outside the castle ! The local Brocéliande tourist office on the castle :


The Abbey Notre Dame de la Joie have , also written a post but here is more on this Cistercian abbey on the edge of the Brocéliande forest. It was built in 1953! , thanks to the generosity of the brothers of Timadeuc, then taking the name of the former Cistercian Abbey of Hennebont, dispersed during the French revolution, La Joie Notre-Dame.Today, they are about thirty sisters at the Abbey La Joy of Our Lady in Campénéac. The Eucharist and the seven monastic offices, from vigils at 04h to Compline at 19h30, as well as lectio divina and prayer, frame their days. They follow the Rule of Saint Benedict. It has made available a 25-room hotel, renovated in 2013, allowing to welcome those who wish to share their prayer. The economic activity is based on a dairy farm and biscuit and chocolate workshops. The official Abbey Notre Dame de la Joie



The town of Campénéac on its heritage in pdf files :

There you go folks , I say is worth the detour indeed. Campénéac is real country and has some very nice jewels to show in the castle, church, and abbey as above, Hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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September 26, 2022

The Church Saint Adrien of Persquen !!!

The town of Persquen is located in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely region of Bretagne, It is my first time by it as was on my road warrior trip mode to other towns and passed by it gladly, The town has less than 400 inhabitants and only 38 km from my house ! Therefore, enjoy this introduction and main monument; I will be back !!!

The town of Persquen is cited as a parish in 1387 and is placed under the title of Saint Adrien , In feudal times and under the Ancien Régime (monarchy) , the parish of Persquen falls under the lordship of Guémené, erected into a principality in September 1570 by King Charles IX , and the Seneschal of Hennebont.

The main thing I saw passing by Persquen was the Church Saint Adrien. A find it was !!!

The Saint Adrien Church (15C), restored in the 17C and 19C. The church was largely rebuilt between 1500 and 1523 , on the site and the ruins of a Romanesque church. The southern porch, square, opens to the outside by a broken arch molded with a large torus resting on small columns, and communicates with the nave by a door whose semicircular arch is also molded with a torus. on columns. This porch predates the 16C church. In 1876, the rector Lopin undertook to rebuild the bell tower, which was falling into ruins. The statues of Saint Adrian and Notre-Dame de Pénéty rise above the buttresses located on either side of the tower. A bell dated 1523 and an octagonal granite baptismal font are preserved in the church. The altarpiece at the chevet of the church is decorated with statues of Saint Paul and Saint Peter.
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A sacristy was added in 1769 and several alterations took place in the 19C. The bell-tower-porch opens with a very high ogival arcade. Windows of the same shape illuminate the tower. Built in the 15C, the square southern porch is one of the elements of the old church that has been preserved. The church houses fifteen statues, including one in polychrome wood of the nursing Virgin and another of Saint Adrien.

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Some other things to see in Persquen briefly as they are in private hands are:

The Penvern Castle nlocated about 3.4 km from the town center, A first manor house was erected on the grounds of Penvern in the 15C, After the French revolution passed to several families then to the Marais family in 1913, It has nice terraced gardens, a few paths, a pond and a wash house to complete the immediate surroundings of the castle,

The Kerohel Castle (15-16C, then18-19C) In 1633, this castle seems to have replaced an 11C mansion. Duke Hoël III, who reigned in Brittany from 1066 to 1084, would have come in 1080 to visit the lord of the place, who would subsequently have baptized the place with the duke’s name. The current castle was built in the 18C and 19C with the square tower completed in 1902, The castle was rebuilt in the middle of the 18C on the site of a primitive building of the 14C. The original building was sold in 1377 to the Viscount of Rohan.

The town of Persquen on its heritage :

The local Pays du Roi Morvan tourist office on Persquen

There you folks, you never know what to find on the road warrior thrills of my beautiful Morbihan and lovely Bretagne and more so of my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my belle France, This was a nice find and sure will be back eventually to pretty quant Persquen, Hope you enjoy the post as I.

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

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September 26, 2022

Back to the Chapelle Notre Dame des Fleurs 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 of the 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 Chapelle Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs, of Flamboyant Gothic style, was built in the 15C (begun in 1451 and restored in the 18-19C) . A Calvary, dating from the 17C, stands at the entrance. It is located at the corner of the Rue des Fleurs and rue Saint-Aubin, and a few meters from the presbytery. The blue flower means at the same time the Mother and the Virgin. The area is surrounded by private Catholic schools , elementary and middle schools.

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The construction dates back to a few years before 1451 as evidenced by a document from Pope Nicolas V dated September 28, 1451. The Chapelle Notre Dame des Fleurs was restored in 1741. It includes a nave of two bays, a transept with very overflowing crosses and a choir with a flat apse , covered with ribbed vaults reinforced with liernes. The transverse arches of the nave and the choir broken and molded fall on high and thin columns, with capitals decorated with foliage. They form two bays, and opens onto the square by two arcades falling in the center on a column, a base decorated with foliage. The chapel is lit by large windows with a flamboyant network: that of the bedside was redone in the 19C. The portal is made up of two basket-handle openings under a large accolade with an openwork tympanum. The tower, raised on a cornice projecting from the western gable, is flanked by a staircase turret and was redone at the end of the 19C in the style of the 15C. A stone gallery, made up of four decorated panels, bearing on small ribbed vaults and three square pillars, surmounted by pinnacles with hooks, occupies the entire width of the back of the nave. A beautiful statue of the Virgin dated from the end of the 16C is still preserved in the chapel,

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There is a nice statue of the Virgin and Child outside the presbytère across from the Chapelle Notre Dame des Fleurs.

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The city of Languidic on the Chapelle Notre Dame des Fleurs

The Lorient South Brittany tourist office on 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 Chapelle Notre Dame des Fleurs. Hope you have enjoy the post as I.

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

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