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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