Notre Dame de Rumengol

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We had tramped and slithered through the mud around St-Cadou and I was definitely in need of a coffee so we headed towards Le Faou. Along the way an unexpected sight caught my attention and we stopped to look at Notre Dame … Continued

A walk from St-Cadou

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St Cadou is named after Saint Cadoc (aka Cadmael) who founded the Abbey of Llancarfan in Wales in the 6C, and then retired to Brittany to live as a hermit. The town dates to the Middle Ages,  the Church is 17C, … Continued

A walk around Hanvec

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Hanvec lies on a main road between Sizun and Le Faou and we had often driven through the village, but this time we lingered, parking in the square behind the Church in order to walk a circuit around the village.

Ile de Batz & a garden

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On the north coast of Brittany, there are two wonderful gardens: the Jardin Botanique et Exotique in Roscoff, and the Jardin Georges Delaselle on the Île de Batz. A short, 15-minute ferry trip took us from Roscoff to Porz Kernok on the island … Continued

Pilgrim Route & Chapels

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The Daoulas Sunday Market is a ‘must visit’ in west Brittany – situated at the head of a sea inlet the little town also has a wonderful Abbey with a walled garden filled with medicinal plants. This year I concentrated on the Daoulas Sunday … Continued

A visit to Brest

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Brest is the biggest town in Finistère and the second biggest military port in France but although we had visited Brittany three times we had never been to Brest. So we parked overlooking the harbour, on the edge of the … Continued

The Church of Lampaul-Guimiliau

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I love the Church at Lampaul-Guimiliau, one of the Enclos Paroissiaux in western Brittany built with wealth created by growing flax and trading in canvas and linen in the 16C-18C.

Inside the Church at Guimiliau, Brittany

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The Church in Guimiliau is a classic Enclos Paroissial of the 16C-17C: walled enclosure with a Triumphal Arch (for the dead), Ossuary, Calvary, South Porch, Sacristy, and Church. I explore the external carvings every time I visit, and the interior of the … Continued

The Church of Guimiliau, Brittany

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The Church of Guimiliau is named after Miliau, a Breton Prince who was decapitated by his brother in c.542 and later sanctified. (Of course history is not quite so clear – there are several different versions of his tory!)

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