The Church of St Mélar in Locmélar

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In early May I took myself and my camera to Brittany for two weeks to photograph the Enclos Paroissiaux which are particular to western Finistère. I was quite nervous about the trip – driving on the right, and coping with only very basic French … Continued

The Calvary at Plougastel-Daoulas

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The Calvary in Plougastel-Daoulas was built in 1602-04 to commemorate the end of the bubonic plague epidemic and is all that was left intact (mainly) of the original Enclos Parroissial after bombing in WWII in 1944. This photograph from 1927 … Continued

The Church at Pencran, near Landerneau, Brittany

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Building work on today’s Church of Pencran started in 1533, replacing an earlier, 13C Chapel on the site. I visited the church a year ago but it is always a pleasure to return to these wonderful buildings, one of the Enclos Parroisiaux in Brittany. … Continued

Travel in France – a drive around Correze

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The morning walk had been quite modest, it was a beautiful day, and so we set off to explore the Plateau de Millevaches. I expected to see lots of cows – well, my French is pretty basic – but other translations suggest an empty area, … Continued

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