The Church Saint Thuriau of Berric !

The town of Berric is located in my beautiful department 56 of Morbihan, in the lovely region of Bretagne, and in my belle France. The town of Berric,is on the road from Vannes to Questembert, is bounded to the north by Sulniac, to the west by Le Gorvello (Sulniac-Theix), to the south by Lauzach and Noyal-Muzillac, to the east by Questembert. The small town is almost central, 6 km from Questembert and 20 km from Vannes. It is 56 km from my house ! This is a dandy first stop in town !! I passed by it many times swear and never stop until today on my road warrior tour of my beautiful Morbihan ! Therefore, let me tell you about the Church Saint Thuriau of Berric ! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

Since the Templars in the 12C, the Church of Saint Thuriau has undergone many transformations, notably in the 17C and 18C. The bell tower was rebuilt in the 20C using stones from the Chapelle St Marc de Cohignac. St Thuriau was a monk who lived in the 7C. The parish church, dedicated to St Thuriau,it has a statue of Saint Thuriau, Bishop of Dol,who died on July 13 , 640, It  was once in the shape of a Latin cross, but the south transept, restored around 1660 and extended along the nave, now forms a low side. The square stone tower, with a slate pyramidal spire, rises above the inter-transept, as in many old churches. On the sandpit of the southern transept one reads the date of 1476 in Gothic letters; the choir was retouched in 1639 and paneled in 1645. The church was renovated at the end of the 19C and then in the 1960s and 1970s.

Berric ch Saint Thuriau entr side jan23

Berric ch Saint Thuriau front belltower jan23

The calvary from the old cemetery was moved in 1933 to the current location on rue du Thilleul next to the Church of Saint Thuriau. A staircase leads to the foot of the cross which stands on a base in the form of an altar, However, the Calvary will be moved due to the road works and development of rue du Tilleul , Indeed when we were there an escavator was working on it so we got the last picture maybe.

Berric calvaire by ch Saint Thuriau jan23

Other things to see me think are the Château de Trémohar, 16C. Stronghold of the de Berrics then in the hands of the Quifistre. The last Marquise de Quifistre de Bazlavan died in 1879 and the castle passed to her brother, the Comte de Gouvello. It was then sold to the Francès family who sold it in 1984 to Mr. Blériot, grandson of Louis Blériot, (aviator) who still owns it. The castle, destroyed during the wars of the League, retains some elements of the 14C such as the guard tower,and dovecote. The outbuildings date from the 17C and the castle was rebuilt around 1750. The attic has beautiful dormer windows to the north. The Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours Chapel dates from the 16C, it is located at a place called Les Vertus, in Berric, Built from 1485 to 1488, it was completed in 1681, with a sacristy and a fountain, located six hundred meters to the south.

The town of Berric on its heritage

The Rochefort en Terre tourist office on Berric

There you go folks , an interesting off the beaten path road warrior tour of my beautiful Morbihan; and is not over yet!! Again, hope you enjoy the quant Berric and its Church of Saint Thuriau as I

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

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