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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