My arrival to Cherrueix !!!

And yes on my continuation of my latest road warrior escapades I arrive to the bay of Mont Saint Michel on the Breton side and the beach town of Cherrueix !!! I like to tell you about this latest adventures in my lovely Bretagne !!!Finding new places that are nice enough to be in my blog, me think,  Here is my testimony to this nice new find, hoping you enjoy it as I.

The town of Cherrueix is ​​located by the sea in the department 35 of Ille-et-Vilaine, in my lovely Bretagne region. It is between Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel and populated by only 1,160 inhabitants in the heart of the mythical bay of Mont-Saint- Michel. From the seaside, on a clear day, you can see from left to right on the beach to Cancale, the islands of Chausey, Granville and finally Mont Saint-Michel.

The parish of Cherrueix was part of the deanery of Dol under the bishopric of Dol and was under the patronage of Notre Dame. This former parish was attested in 1181.  The three main economic activities of Cherrueix are mussel farming, agriculture and tourism. You see a picturesque succession of hamlets-rows stretch along the road along the dyke, in which the town/village is located, itself in the street.

The nice thing to see here is the Church Notre Dame built from the 11C to the 15C and built after the shape of a boat. It consists of a Romanesque nave and a Gothic choir. It has a Latin cross plan covered with paneling. Of the Romanesque building, the north and south walls of the nave remain. In the 14C, the choir and the transept were built.; the sacristy in 1819 and the west tower in 1830. The interior is redesigned and some windows of the nave are enlarged. It is 28 meters long, about 5 meters wide and 10 meters high.

Cherrueix ch Notre Dame front belltower oct22

Cherrueix ch Notre Dame side oct22

It consists of a nave with a straight chevet and a transept. The entrance door is flanked by two columns. The north wall has two loophole windows and flat buttresses from the 11C. The window in the sacristy dates from the 14C; it could belong to the old prohibitive chapel of the lords of Sallets. The nave dates from the 11-14C. The pointed arch arcades of the nave date from the 16C. The chapels of the Virgin and Saint Anne date from the 16-17C, a period to which the current choir, the south wall of the nave and the bell tower also belong. There are three fixed and painted wooden altars. The confessional dates from 1827. The stalls date from 1843. The altarpiece in the north transept dates from 1841. The Way of the Cross was erected on April 14, 1839.  A new Way of the Cross was blessed on July 21, 1890. The pews of the church date from 1891.  At the bottom of the church is a tower built in 1830, it is 24 meters high: it ends with a lantern and surmounted by a cross, and it contains three bells.

Cherrueix ch Notre Dame altar oct22

Cherrueix ch Notre Dame chapel Virgin right oct22

Cherrueix ch Notre Dame chapel Sainte Anne left oct22

Other things to see here in season are the Le Train Marin or marine train which allows you to discover, depending on the tides, the Banc des Hermelles and the wooden fisheries dating from the 12C. Another plus is the beach offering a magnificent view of the sea, the bouchots at low tide, Cancale and Mont Saint-Michel. Many sand yachts enliven the landscape. The plage de Cherrueix beach is ​​swimmable at high tide , and need to be careful as the sea rises very quickly. At low tide (swimming impossible, the sea recedes very far), it becomes a huge playground for sand yachting. The beach is very wide and has a park for children as well as many benches so that you can admire the comings and goings of the tides. It is also possible to bring your meal as a picnic area is available next to the public toilets with disabled access.

Cherrueix le train marin office oct22

Cherrueix plage char a voile running oct22

The char à voile or sand yachting has been practiced on the town’s 7 km of beach for more than forty years. The town has already hosted the European Championship as well as the French Championship and has hosted the world championships of sand yachting. It has applied for the organization of the European Championships. 

Other things to see are the Moulin de la Saline, the Moulin de la Colimassière, and the Moulin des Mondrins. These three 19C windmills. The Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a statue of the Virgin erected in 1888 on the dyke facing the shore and the English Channel which at low tide recedes 7 km away. The manoir de l’Aumône or manor of alms is a former castle, residence of the lords of  Aumône. It is of Louis XIII construction, the lord of Aumône were considered as founding lord of the parish. After becoming a farm, it is now converted into a rural gîte and a stopover gîte. A campsite is also set up there and can accommodate tents and caravans. The Dike of the Duchess-Anne or Dike of Brittany, a dyke dating from the 13C and extending 20 km long from Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes (point of Château Richeux) to the Sainte-Anne Chapel. All along this dyke, walkers and joggers can contemplate a diversity of landscapes: marshes, polders, shores etc.  The Sainte-Anne Chapel, in the territory of Saint-Broladre but closer to the town of Cherrueix, is located on the edge of the Duchess-Anne dyke.

Cherrueix plage bay mont st michel left oct22

The town of Cherrueix on its heritage

The Saint Malo tourist office on the beach of Cherrueix

The Saint Malo tourist office on the Train Marin of Cherrueix

There you go folks, another nice wonder of my lovely Bretagne, always more always will be more, This was a nice find as the Church Notre Dame and the wonders of Cherrueix nice finds indeed.  Glad to have stop by, and looking forward to have it enjoy it with my readers.

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

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