Pleyben Church

It was Day 5 in Brittany – we had completed a walk, found a Neolithic tomb, and now we needed coffee and a church, and found both in Pleyben.

The Parish Enclosures, Enclos Paroissials, are unique to Brittany and extraordinary sights. They consist of four elements: a monumental gateway, the church, a calvary, and an ossuary. The driver was impatient, it was cold, I was just beginning to see what lay in the churches, the camera was the Canon 240SX on automatic (sorry Lydia!) – these are not great photographs, but stay with me – I improved!

Pleyben Church has everything: triumphal arch, two calvaries, sacristy, porch, two towers, decorations, and an ossuary – it deserves a good camera and time.

Pleyben Enclos Paroissial

Pleyben Enclos Paroissial

Pleyben Church, with the Sacristy on the right

Pleyben Church, with the Sacristy on the right

Pleyben Church

Pleyben Church

Pleyben Church

Pleyben Church

The Calvary was extraordinary.

The Calvary, Pleyben Church

The Calvary, Pleyben Church

The Calvary, Pleyben Church

The Calvary, Pleyben Church

A second arch and calvary, Pleyben

A second arch and calvary, Pleyben

The Ossuary was first built in the 15C and restored as a Chapel in the 18C.

The Ossuary, Pleyben Church

The Ossuary, Pleyben Church

I must return one day.

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