The Cathedral of Leon

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We settled into a very comfortable AirBnB just ten minutes from the centre of ‘old’ Léon – comfortable beds, hot water, good cooking facilities, chairs, and fast wifi – and set off to begin our week in the city with … Continued


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Moncontour is a small, walled, hilltop town south of St Brieuc in northern Brittany. The town originally belonged to the Counts of Penthièvre, a holding in the gift of the Kingdom of Brittany. The first Count of Penthièvre was Odo, or … Continued

Le Relecq Abbey

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The Abbey of Le Relecq was founded in 1132 by the Cistercians, the second Abbey which they established in Brittany – the first was at Boquen. The order was founded in the 11C and perhaps the best known leader was St Bernard of Clairvaux. The early … Continued

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