The Hunting of St Hubert

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I had noticed a curious statue outside the Church of St Jerome  as we drove towards the start of our walk, and we stopped in Cast on the way home to investigate.

The South Porch in St Guimiliau

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The South Porch of the Church of St Guimiliau was mainly built between 1606-17 and it is thought the carvings were by the Maître de Plougastel and Roland Doré, and their workshops.

The Church of Guimiliau

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The Church of St Guimiliau, built in the 16C and 17C, is one of the major Parish Enclosures in Brittany and a ‘must-see’ if you visit Brittany. The Church is situated at the top end of the village of Guimiliau and we visited … Continued

The Abbey of Le Releq

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The Abbey of Le Relecq was founded by Cistercian monks c.1132 in a small valley below the Monts d’Arrée. It was built on the foundations of the Abbey of Gerber, founded by St Pol in the 6C, and where the first Abbot was … Continued

Altar pieces & stained glass, Notre Dame de Lampaul-Guimiliau

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The altar pieces are lavish, to say the least. The central section of the Altar Piece of the Passion was created in Antwerp, and the bottom panel is the Last Supper. There are over 80 figures on this piece and the … Continued

Descent from the Cross, Notre Dame de Lampaul-Guimiliau

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The ‘Descent from the Cross’ was carved from a single block of oak in 1520. The group are the Virgin Mary, St John, and Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, and a Holy Woman. I find this a very disturbing and … Continued

The carvings in the Church of Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

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Isn’t this extraordinary? I walked around the outside of the building, lingering over carvings, and then I opened the door and I just wanted to be still and enjoy the beauty and the peace, and marvel.

The Parish Enclosure of Lampaul Guimiliau

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The Church of Notre Dame in Lampaul-Guimiliau is one of the famous Parish Enclosures in the Élorn River valley. It was built in the 16C, replacing an earlier building on the site, and was financed by the linen, flax, and cloth trade … Continued

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