Back to the Church Saint Gervais-Saint Protais of Saint Avé !

So lets stay on the road shall we!  My newest road warrior trips in my beautiful Morbihan took me to a dear town of mine. This is nice quant Saint Avé in my beautiful Morbihan and lovely Bretagne of my belle France. This is the town I passed to work every day for 9 years, so know it very well even if as lately been a while not back. However, back I did and memory flashes came in strong  to see the Church Saint Gervais et Saint Protais of Saint Avé again; see my other posts on the town in my blog. Hope you enjoy this post as I.

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The Church Saint Gervais and Saint Protais is dedicated to the Italian twin brothers, Saint Gervais and Saint Protais from Milan who were martyred in the 2C. The old church was reportedly built in the 15C. between 1426 and 1481 and other churches would have preceded it on the same site. Apart from some ancient elements including the left transept dating from the 15C, the church destroyed in the early 19C was rebuilt from 1830 to 1834. The current  Church, in its almost all, dates from that time. The nave is redone in the fashionable Neo-Gothic style of the times.

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This Church of Saint-Gervais and Saint-Protais dates from the 15C of which only a few windows and a door remain, the most important part of the building is from the 19C. The church is in the shape of a Latin cross with one nave. The interior of the church houses an altarpiece with the patron saints of the church as well as a chest from the 15C, they are very interesting.

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Saint Avé ch st gervais and st protais back wall sep22

Gervais and Protais were twins, sons of Saint Vital of Ravenna and Blessed Valerie, and lived in the 1C during the reign of Emperor Nero. They are holy martyrs recognized and celebrated as such by the Catholic Church.

The city of St Avé on its must to see:

The parish of St Avé on the Church St Gervais St Protais

There you go folks, another dandy road warrior ride into my beautiful MorbihanSaint Avé will be memorable, not for nothing passed by it and these monuments for 9 years !!! they are missed now in my retirement. Of course, Saint Avé is only 29 km from my house ! Hope you enjoy this latest post on the nice Church St Gervais et St Protais!

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

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