Between Saint Antoine and Lanrivain stand two extraordinary calvaries – perhaps the purpose was to mark the route between the two churches?
The Church of St Grégoire in Lanrivain is an enclos paroissial – the church is within a walled enclosure entered through a Triumphal Arch, and inside the walls there is a calvary (1548), and an ossuary (15C) which has bones inside… Today’s church was rebuilt in 1850s on the site of an earlier, 16C church. It is named after Pope Gregory I who worked to convert the Bretons in the 6C.
The Calvary dates from 1548 and is astounding, created by the Maître de Lanrivain whose work can also be seen at Gurunduel & Bonigeard- perhaps we can squeeze in a visit to one of the two. His figures are extraordinary …
Do visit this unusual and beautiful enclos if you are in the area, or make a detour to see it if you possibly can.
Yes, the church had a good ‘feel’, although it is quite plain. The Calvary is extraordinary, but very modest by comparison with some of the others!
The vaulted ceiling and the Calvary are fascinating.