Guimiliau Church

Guimiliau is named after Miliau, a Breton Prince who was assassinated at some point between 6C and 9C and subsequently canonised, and means the place or town of Miliau. We isited to see the Church, another of the remarkable Enclos Paroissials in the Élorn Valley. On the pretext that I needed to wrap some food around all the drugs I was taking we first enjoyed a wonderful galette!

Guimiliau

Guimiliau

The 16C Church is the usual complex of walled enclosure, Triumphal Archway, Calvary, Ossuary, and Church.

The Ossuary, Guimiliau

The Ossuary, Guimiliau

The Calvary is monumental and needs time to photograph and see all the c.200 figures carved, as usual, from granite.

The Calvary at Guimiliau

The Calvary at Guimiliau

The Calvary, Guimiliau

The Calvary, Guimiliau

The South Porch is elaborate, with apostles, curious Mediaeval carvings, and a Greek tympanum!

The tympanum over the South Porch, Guimiliau

The tympanum over the South Porch, Guimiliau

The Apostles in the South Porch, Guimiliau

The Apostles in the South Porch, Guimiliau

Inside the Church there was another vaulted ceiling, and wonderful wood carvings.

Interior of the Church, Guimiliau

Interior of the Church, Guimiliau

The Church interior, Guimiliau

The Church interior, Guimiliau

Carving on the edge of the organ loft, Guimiliau

Carving on the edge of the organ loft, Guimiliau

The carved pulpit of 1677, Guimiliau

The carved pulpit of 1677, Guimiliau

The carved pulpit of 1677, Guimiliau

The carved pulpit of 1677, Guimiliau

The Font or Baptistry has elaborately and wonderfully carved pillars, and dates from 1675. Birds and snails are enjoying the grapes, watched by a cheeky cherub.

The Baptistry, Guimiliau Church

The Baptistry, Guimiliau Church

There are interesting details on the outside of the building wherever you look.

Guimiliau Church

Guimiliau Church

Guimiliau Church

Guimiliau Church

A small, old Ossuary attached to the South Porch, Guimiliau

A small, old Ossuary attached to the South Porch, Guimiliau

The Sacristy, Guimiliau Church, with a corner of the Calvary

The Sacristy, Guimiliau Church, with a corner of the Calvary

The Church at Guimiliau

The Church at Guimiliau

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