The Church of La Martyre

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The Church of St Salomon in La Martyre is a remarkable Enclos Paroissial, situated in a small village near Landerneau. I spent time here in a previous year but each time I visit I see something different, or perhaps just differently.

The Enclos Paroissiaux of Argol & Rosnoen

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The Enclos Paroissial of Argol is in the middle of the Crozon Peninsula. The Church of St Peter and St Paul was built in the 16C and added to and rebuilt in successive centuries. The enclosure is walled, accessed through … Continued

The Church of St Nicaise

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It was a wet and gloomy day on the Crozon Peninsula when we stopped to visit the Church of Saint-Nicaise in St Nic, built in the 16C-17C. Saint Nicaise  or Nicasius was a Bishop of Rheims who was killed by … Continued

A coffee stop in Plouezoc’h

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We had visited the Cairn at Barnenez and it was time for a coffee stop in Plouezoc’h, a small and very smart town we had driven through on the Peninsula. But first a look at the the Church of St … Continued

Notre Dame de Rumengol

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We had tramped and slithered through the mud around St-Cadou and I was definitely in need of a coffee so we headed towards Le Faou. Along the way an unexpected sight caught my attention and we stopped to look at Notre Dame … Continued

The Church of Lampaul-Guimiliau

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I love the Church at Lampaul-Guimiliau, one of the Enclos Paroissiaux in western Brittany built with wealth created by growing flax and trading in canvas and linen in the 16C-18C.

The Church of Guimiliau, Brittany

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The Church of Guimiliau is named after Miliau, a Breton Prince who was decapitated by his brother in c.542 and later sanctified. (Of course history is not quite so clear – there are several different versions of his tory!)

Chapels on the Pilgrim Route near Le Quillio

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The Pilgrim Route from the Abbey of Beauport to Santiago de Compostelo is c.1488 kms by road – what on earth would it have been by foot? And how long did it take? Along the way there were Calvaries and … Continued

The Church of Notre Dame de Delivrance at Le Quillio

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The Church of Notre Dame de Délivrance at Le Quillio is an enclos paroissial – a walled church with ossuary (no longer obvious), and calvary, and it was built from the wealth of the flax and linen trade. It was also … Continued

Quintin

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Quintin lies beside the River Gouët, a town which was wealthy and powerful between the 16C and 19C, built on the proceeds of the linen industry. We spent an hour or two exploring the town after walking along the River, but … Continued

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