The Basilica of Notre-Dame of Folgoet

I had read about Le Folgoët and so we visited the rather gloomy and certainly very dark Basilica of Notre Dame of Folgoët, built between the 14C and 15C and the destination of a significant annual pilgrimage in Brittany. I didn’t do this building justice and need to return. The extraordinary nature of this ‘cathedral’ is obvious when you see a photograph of farming in the area much earlier in the century, and people walking on dirt roads – no tourists in sight, or fancy eateries.

Farming at Le Folgoet
Farming at Le Folgoet
Le Folgoet, Mederic Mieusement, before 1905 (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/inventai/patrimoine/)
Le Folgoet, Mederic Mieusement, before 1905 (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/inventai/patrimoine/)
View of Notre-Dame, Le Folgoet, Mederic Mieusement before 1905 (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/inventai/patrimoine/)
View of Notre-Dame, Le Folgoet, Mederic Mieusement before 1905 (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/inventai/patrimoine/)
La Foule at Le Folgoet, date unknown, Noel le Boyer (View of Notre-Dame, Le Folgoet, Mederic Mieusement before 1905 (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/inventai/patrimoine/)
La Foule at Le Folgoet, date unknown, Noel le Boyer (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/inventai/patrimoine/)
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
The High Altar, Le Folgoet
The High Altar, Le Folgoet
The Rood Screen, Le Folgoet Church
The Rood Screen, Le Folgoet Church
The Organ, Le Folgoet Church
The Organ, Le Folgoet Church
The Font, Le Folgoet Church
The Font, Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church
Le Folgoet Church

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The Folgoët Pilgrimage
Old photographs of Le Folgoët as above
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