The Church of Notre Dame of the Assumption in Cleden-Poher was originally built in the 16C, and later changed and added to, like all the parish enclosures.
The classic parish enclosure includes a church with a south porch and a sacristy, an ossuary and a calvary inside a walled enclosure which is entered through stepped openings in the walls for the living, and a triumphal arch for the dead, and wedding parties.
The Church of Notre-Dame of the Assumption at Cleden-Poher is missing part of the walls and a triumphal arch, but still has an ossuary and an interesting calvary.
Inside the church is both simple and sumptuous.
The paintings on the ceiling date from the 18C and are …. bold?
Outside, in the bright sunshine, a group of men were playing boules. This is not just a matter of throwing a ball – the stance, and the angle of the hand, the flick of the wrist – each man had his own style. All very serious and played in total silence!