St Michel de Brasparts

We had seen this chapel while walking in the Monts d’Arrées and so visited St Michel de Brasparts, a 17C Chapel, one afternoon. It is suggested that this used to be a prehistoric cult site, perhaps dedicated to the Sun, or it might have had a connection with the Druids. Whatever its history it was lonely and felt isolated.

St Michel de Brasparts

St Michel de Brasparts

The views are wonderful in all directions.

The Lake at Brennilis

The Lake at Brennilis

The Monts d'Arrees from St Michel de Brasparts

The view from St Michel de Brasparts

The hill was used by the Germans in WWII as a Bernhard Site – a controlling and tracking station for aircraft with a range of 400kms. There is no information about this on the hill but this website has information and photgraphs.

Bernhard Site at St Michel de Brasparts

St MIchel de Brasparts, with circle of tracking station (Google Maps)

St Michel de Brasparts, with circle of tracking station (Google Maps)

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The Arrée Mountains
The Chapel & surrounding area
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