Inside Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau in Brittany

As people push open the door of the church and step inside there is usually a murmur, or an ‘Aah’. After the dark exterior even the dim light inside cannot hide the extravagant colours, exuberant altar pieces, and extraordinary ceilings.

Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

The Glory Beam dates from the 16C and is intricately carved.

Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

But it is the 16C carving of the Descent from the Cross and Chavagny’s Entombment (1676) which I believe are the unique sights in this church.

Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

This is one of my favourite churches, and a place for lingering in the quietness.