Again Notre Dame of Arzon !!

Many times in this lovely town in the Rhuys peninsula and some posts on it but again found me older new pictures not yet in my blog and they should be me think. I have written on the wonderful Church Notre Dame de l’Assomption in the town of Arzon; and its time for  showcasing it again.  Hope you enjoy as I.

Arzon is a town located at the end of the presqu’île de Rhuys ( Rhuys peninsula), it is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Morbihan, south by the bay of Quiberon, western part of Mor Braz (the big sea by the Breton just before going out into the Atlantic ocean) , and to the east by the town of Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys (see post). The town of Arzon has two seaside resorts of very different characters: Port-Navalo (see post), dating from the early 20C (see post) , and Le Crouesty (see post).


The nice monument to see here is the Church Notre Dame de l’Assomption . The parish church of Arzon was completely remodeled in the 19C, but the site is, in fact, much older. Indeed, historically, the town of Locmaria (now the town center of Arzon) has developed around a priory, a small monastery dependent on the great abbey of Redon. The site consisted of a chapel, monks’ accommodation and a tithe barn. Only the latter survived, south of the current church.



The Church Notre-Dame de l’Assomption was restored in 1815. In 1848-1849, the bell tower was built (consolidated in 1890) and the nave was lengthened. The blessing of the two bells took place on June 5, 1855. It has been restored several times: the sanctuary (in 1880), the vault (in 1920). A complete renovation of the interior of the church took place in 1951. Note that from the beginning of the parish, there was a church in Locmaria. The local ceremonial of the Abbaye de Rhuys mentions the chapel of Saint-Sauveur until around 1500. A stained glass window, reminds pilgrims of the vow that 42 sailors from Arzon made to Sainte Anne in 1673 , during the battle of Schooneveldt which opposed on June 7, 1673 the Anglo-French fleet to the Dutch ships.The parish church has a model of a three-masted bark, a warship with stern and bow sculptures, where you can see a sailor boarding sword in hand. The deck and the ports have many guns.



The parish of Arzon on the Notre Dame of the Assumption Church:

The Gulf of Morbihan tourist office Arzon:

There you go foks, a bit more on the wonderful church of Arzon. Hope you enjoy the tour and Arzon in the Rhuys Peninsula of my beautiful Morbihan dept 56!

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

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