Bodilis Church

Day 14 in France was a sightseeing day – the walk from Mougau Bihan had damaged a knee and so today was slower, which meant churches! Locmélar was the first stop and we moved on to Bodilis on a grey day. The church was built between 1594 and 1601, but there are discrepancies about this on the French Government site.

Bodilis Church, Clock Tower, Henri Deneux

The photograph above is by Henri Deneuxone of the official photographers for the Ministry of Culture, and, judging by the dirt road, must be early 20C.

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church today

Bodilis Church

The Sacristy of Bodilis Church today

Interior of the Sacristy Roof, Bodilis, 1971 (Ministry of Culture Database)

Interior of the Sacristy Roof, Bodilis, 1971 (Ministry of Culture Database)

The South Porch is ornate, and in addition to the Apostles there is a frieze of curious, carved figures which seem to be very primitive interpretations, and representations.

Bodilis Church, South Porch

Bodilis Church, South Porch

Bodilis Church, South Porch - Adam & Eve

Bodilis Church, South Porch – Adam & Eve

Inside the church is ornate, with another barrel-vaulted ceiling painted blue, and wonderfully carved beams. But somehow it didn’t capture my imagination. Perhaps it was the greyness of the day, perhaps I was getting ‘churched’ out.

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

As always there were marvellous details in the church.

Bodilis Church - the Pulpit

Bodilis Church – the Pulpit

The Font, Bodilis Church, Georges Esteve

The Font, Bodilis Church, Georges Esteve

Bodilis Church - the High Altar

Bodilis Church – the High Altar

Bodilis Church

Bodilis Church

You may be interested in
A visit to Bodilis
The Ministry of Culture Database, photographs & information
Georges Estève