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

4 comments

  1. Wow! What a stunningly beautiful church~ full of magic and mystery in every corner . Thank you so much for sharing this. Gorgeous evocative photos.

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