The Church Saint Julien of Châteauneuf du Faou !

I went into my road warrior mode in my lovely Bretagne and always a surprise beautiful monument as we need more,,, If Paris is a mouvable feast then France is …well a huge feast and Bretagne its maiden sister! This was my trail visiting the Church Saint Julien for the first time in the Finistére dept 29 town of Châteauneuf du Faou. I like to instroduce you to this wonderful monument, and hope you enjoy the post as I.

The one showcase on this post is the Saint-Julien Church dates from the 18-19C. The current church includes a nave with six bays and a choir with a polygonal chevet. The bell tower with its dome and its lantern is from a previous church built in 1737, as well as many statues that adorn it such as those of St. Margaret, St. Michael, St. Maudez, St. Barbara, St. Pierre and a stone Pietà. A statuary group representing St. Anne and the Virgin and Child dates back to 1632. The church is adorned with murals by Paul Sérusier dated from 1914 to 1919 which represent the Annunciation, the Assumption, the Baptism of Christ, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.





A bit of condense history I like as plenty on my other 3 post on the town

Châteauneuf-du-Faou is bathed by the Aulne river, important Breton coastal river. The existence of the city is attested in 1368 in the cartulary of Quimper ,The town is crossed by the national road 164, going from Châteaulin to Montauban-de-Bretagne, towards Rennes.

On August 8, 1896, the president of the French Republic Felix Faure, coming from Brest via Morlaix and Carhaix and heading towards Pleyben, Chateaulin, then Quimper, stopped in Châteauneuf-du-Faou as part of a trip to Brittany. It seems he is the only French head of state to have stopped one day by Chateauneuf ! Between the two wars, an emigration to the United States began to develop, which began in Roudouallec and spread throughout the Montagne Noire region around Gourin (see post ) and Châteauneuf-du-Faou

The town of Châteauneuf du Faou on the church

The Haute Cornouaille tourist office of Châteauneuf du Faou on the church :

There you go folks, another jewel in my off the beaten path trails of my lovely Bretagne, this one in pretty Chateauneuf du Faou,  and do stop by its Church of Saint Julien ! Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

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

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