We visited Bodilis Church in Brittany on Day 14 of our time in France. We decided to spend the day sightseeing rather than walking. The previous day’s walk from Mougau Bihan had damaged a knee. A slow day sightseeing meant visits to churches!We stopped at Locmélar and we went to look for Bodilis. The church was built between 1594 and 1601, but there are discrepancies about this on the French Government site.
In the past
The photograph above is by Henri Deneux, one of the official photographers for the Ministry of Culture, and, judging by the dirt road, must be early 20C.
Bodilis Church today
The South Porch
The South Porch is very ornate. The Apostles line the walls inside the Porch, standing on a frieze of curious, carved figures. These seem to be very primitive interpretations, and representations.
Inside Bodilis Church in Brittany
The interior of 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.
As always there were marvellous details in the church.
Bodilis Church in Brittany didn’t quite work for me on this occasion – perhaps it was the greyness of the day, or perhaps I was just ignorant about what I was looking at.
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That blue ceiling is a stunning colour! Many of these French churches have towers which look like they could topple over at any moment as they seem top heavy!
Oh dear, that is my fault – the towers are quite secure, but certainly can be very big for the churches.
Thank you! I loved these churches and if I have passed that on I am pleased. I am also pleased to tell you there are a few more to come!
Wow! What a stunningly beautiful church~ full of magic and mystery in every corner . Thank you so much for sharing this. Gorgeous evocative photos.