Inside the Church of St Suliau in Sizun

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Every time I visit the Church of St Suliau in Sizun, and the heavy door swings slowly open, I catch my breath at the burst of colour and peaceful atmosphere inside the building. Being inside the Church of St Suliau … Continued

The Church of St Suliau at Sizun

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The Church of St Suliau in Sizun is, in my view, one of the most memorable Enclos Paroissiaux in Brittany. It dominates the centre of the village and has most of the ‘ingredients’ of an enclos: walled churchyard, Triumphal Arch, Church with a South … Continued

Walking at Cragou

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Brittany is a paradise for walkers – the countryside is attractive and varied and walking is mainly very easy indeed. On this day we parked the car just down the hill from Kermarzin and set off on what looked on … Continued

Inside the Church of St Germain in Pleyben

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Open the door of the Church of St Germain in Pleyben and walk into an imposing, dim interior, filled with statues and carvings and a striking barrel-vaulted ceiling with carved and painted beams and sablières or stringbeams (or sandpits as translated … Continued

A great Parish Enclosure – the Church of St Germain of Auxerre in Pleyben

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The Church of St Germain of Auxerre in Pleyben has all the elements of a parish enclosure – a Church surrounded by walls, a Triumphal Arch, monumental Calvary, South Porch, Ossuary, and Sacristy – and it dominates the centre of the town.

The Daoulas Peninsula – Pilgrim paths & Chapels

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It was Sunday and market day at Daoulas – an event not to be missed if you are in this area! I remembered the belly pork from previous years (unromantically called ‘lard’!) and of course we couldn’t go away without … Continued

La Feuillee & the Knights Templar in the Monts d’Arrees

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We had had a long and wonderful day in Quimper and needed to follow this the next day with an easy walk so turned to Wendy Mewes for advice. We chose walk no.2 from her Walks in Finistere’. If you are planning … Continued

The Cathedral and Regional Museum in Quimper

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We had walked through the covered market and spent a few hours in the Fine Arts Museum in Quimper and after coffee it was time to visit the Cathedral of St Corentin which dominates the centre of the old town of … Continued

Walk at Treflevenez

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The name of the village, Tréflevénez, is derived from ‘tref’ meaning ‘place’ and ‘levenez’ meaning ‘joy’ and it is suggested that the origin of the village dates back to the Crusades.

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