The Church at Pencran, near Landerneau, Brittany

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Building work on today’s Church of Pencran started in 1533, replacing an earlier, 13C Chapel on the site. I visited the church a year ago but it is always a pleasure to return to these wonderful buildings, one of the Enclos Parroisiaux in Brittany. … Continued

Landerneau in Brittany

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Landerneau dates back to the hermitage of St Ternoc in the 7C. By the 13C it was a settlement and in the 14C the first wooden bridge was built over the river. Today Landerneau is famous for the Rohan Bridge, … Continued

Chagall Exhibition in Landerneau

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The Fondation LeClerq stages a major exhibition in Landerneau each year. Last year there was a fabulous exhibition of Giacometti drawings, sculptures, and statues, and this year I was bowled over by the exhibition of Chagall  paintings, drawings, and illustrations. By chance I had taken his … Continued

The Church of Plouneour-Menez

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The Church of St Yves, Plounéour-Menez, started building in 1649 and aspects of the church have been likened to its neighbours, which is hardly surprising – there must have been an army of stone masons constructing, assembling, and carving in the 16C … Continued

Walking around Plouneour-Menez, Brittany

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We felt we needed to revive our map-reading skills and so parked outside the Mairie in Plounéour-Ménez and set off on a planned circuit on to the moors, catching glimpses of the hills of our destination down the side streets. … Continued

The Monts d’Arree & Cyclists!

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We were settled in a wonderful gîte in Sizun and ready for more exploring and walking in Northern Finistère. On Sunday morning we joined a friend for coffee in Huelgoat where we noticed new carparks and a lot of cyclists – it was … Continued

The Fine Arts Museum in Quimper

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The Musée des Beaux Arts is in the centre of Quimper, opposite the Cathedral, and home to a wonderful collection of paintings in a marvellous building. The collection is an amazing resource which can be visited time and time again, … Continued

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