Gargoyles & Grotesques in Sizun

The Church of St Suliau in Sizun is perhaps my favourite of the Enclos Paroissial. It is situated at a crossroads in the middle of the village. The tall, thin spire can be seen from afar and as you approach the Church the grand Triumphal Arch greets you.

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun; the Spire and the Triumphal Arch

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun; the Spire and the Triumphal Arch

The Siren Maiden is everywhere!

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun

The lion/dragon is also a prominent motif on the outside of the building, and of course ‘heads’ all the cross beams inside the church.

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun

 

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun

The frieze around the church is extraordinary – peopled with animals, siren maidens, gargoyles, dragons…

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And in a corner…

The Church of St Suliau, Sizun