La Roche-Maurice

And finally a visit to La Roche-Maurice before returning to Sizun. What a day!

The Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice, was built between 1509-89 and is currently being renovated. It should be another spectacular church, ossuary, calvary, and archway when completed. (St Yves was a Brittany man.)

The Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice
The Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice
Work inside the Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice
Work inside the Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice
Work inside the Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice
Work inside the Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice

The Ossuary dates to 1640 and was built as a Chapel, to St Anne. It is a Renaissance building, with Greek/Roman columns and pediments – curious in this small village, but very elegant.

The Ossuary of Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice
The Ossuary of Church of St Yves, La Roche-Maurice
Death warns 'I will kill you all'
Death warns ‘I will kill you all’

The Castle is now a ruin but this was clearly an important site – urghh! Wish I knew more!

Information board, La Roche Maurice

Information board, La Roche Maurice

Information board, La Roche Maurice

The Castle at La Roche Maurice today
The Castle at La Roche Maurice today

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