A revisit to Brandivy church and al. !!!

And nostalgic me, came to realise some close nice towns have been long visited and its time to do so again, Therefore, got my road warrior mode on and went on to see again nearby Brandivy in my beautiful Morbihan of my lovely Bretagne, . It is great pleasure to tell you about this little known places that offer a nice half day tour of wonderful historical monuments and beautiful architecture. The town is less than 7 km from my house, Hope you enjoy my revisit to the Church Saint-Aubin of Brandivy !

Brandivy ch st Aubin side left nov22

Brandivy ch st Aubin side nov22

The Church Saint Aubin was built in the 19C on the same hill which hosts a Marian grotto discovered shortly after its construction, The story goes that before going to the future town of Pontivy ( see post) in the 7C, the young monk Ivy made a passage on one of the hills or Landes de Lanvaux to pray there. A chapel was erected on this place which became Brandivy or the hill of Ivy. It was enlarged in the 15C and came under the patronage of Saint-Laurent then Saint-Aubin, bishop of Angers au 6C, originally from Vannes.

Brandivy ch st Aubin altar nov22

Brandivy ch st Aubin altar side chapel nov22

This Saint Aubin Church burned down completely on July 4, 1728, but was rebuilt in four years and inaugurated in 1732. After the French revolution, it was given the bells and some furniture from the nearby former abbey of Lanvaux, dismantled after the expulsion of the monks during its sale. to a merchant in 1791. Shortly afterwards a new altar and an altarpiece were added.

Brandivy ch st Aubin back wall nov22

Brandivy ch st Aubin chapel resurrection nov22

The renovation work was done in the choir and the transept in 1884 and progressed quickly since the Bishop of Vannes came to bless the church on December 22, 1885. The furniture was completed in the following years while the spire remained to be erected. This was done in 1902. Of the old church, there remains an altar and two confessionals. The numerous statues from the end of the 19C are in plaster and beautifully crafted, let me point out Saint-Laurent and Saint Aubin as well as the Virgin trampling the serpent of evil under foot.

Brandivy ch st Aubin pulpit nov22

Brandivy is a town dominating the valley of the Loc’h. A beautiful nature area which is great for walks and to see other nice monuments such as the Notre Dame de Lourdes Chapel , (see post), Today was a tranquil day and they have mountain goats roaming freely which my dog Rex really enjoy trying to chase them lol !! Just to mention, there is a nice calvary of Christ by the above church as well. See further on the city hall.

Brandivy vallee du loch chevres big nov22

Brandivy vallee du loch chévres nov22

Brandivy calvaire by ch st aubin nov22

The town of Brandivy on its history and heritagehttps://www.brandivy.fr/histoire-patrimoine-c1.html

The local Gulf of Morbihan tourist office on Brandivyhttps://www.golfedumorbihan.bzh/explorer-vannes/decouvrir-vannes/golfe-morbihan/landes-de-lanvaux/brandivy/

There you go folks, another off the beaten path site in my beautiful Morbihan near me and always plenty to do and see around my neck of the woods. Hope you enjoy the heritage abound in nice Brandivy as I.

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

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