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St Maudez no longer being honoured in Brittany, in the 15th century what is now Notre Dame de Tronoën was built.

Photo #1 from Hirtzfelden, France by Belegorth⚡🗡️🔥 made on 2019-01-14 17:36 for Sola

Built in the 15th century, the Notre-Dame de Tronoën chapel consists of a single nave topped by a three-spoke bell tower.

Photo #2 from Hirtzfelden, France by Belegorth⚡🗡️🔥 made on 2019-01-14 17:36 for Sola

To the left of an entrance, behind a pillar you can see a head, it is the watchman of the chapel. There are several legends about it. For some it would have been put there to watch over the bare-breasted Virgin Mary who is on the Calvary, in order to protect her from prying eyes. A second legend tells us that if we hear the watcher whistle during a very big storm, it would be the announcement of the end of the world "the apocalypse".

Photo #3 from Hirtzfelden, France by Belegorth⚡🗡️🔥 made on 2019-01-14 17:36 for Sola

Another legend would suggest that the support pillar of the bell tower, inside the Chapel, would hide a staircase with a hidden entrance (and exit). Inside the chapel it can be seen that the nave has two bays.

Photo #4 from Hirtzfelden, France by Belegorth⚡🗡️🔥 made on 2019-01-14 17:36 for Sola

It is one of the very rare stone vaulted buildings in Brittany and the only one in the Bigouden region, to be separated from the choir by the diaphragm arch and its pillar.

It is the oldest of the great Breton Calvaries. It dates from the 15th century as the chapel, and is entirely made of granite. The inequality of the materials suggests that it is a composite work and that the statuary comes from 3 or 4 different workshops.

Pictures taken by me on July 2017

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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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LordDespe 🎉🎂🎉 It's a place I know very well. My grandmother has retired near Plouhinec in this area. I spent almost all my vacations since age of one year and a half, until birth of our daughter, when I was 30 yo, when my parents sold my grandmother's house.
Belegorth⚡🗡️🔥Author
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓, there is also the Pointe de la Torche not far away
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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LordDespe 🎉🎂🎉 Yes You're right Well known for windsurf competitions And surf ones also
Escape
Interesting pictures and story, did you get any shots of the inside?
Belegorth⚡🗡️🔥Author
Photos were not allowed inside, otherwise I would have put them in the card
Escape
Too bad. What is it like?
Belegorth⚡🗡️🔥Author
Escape, the inside look like a normal church as we find in Britanny, I visited this more for the Calvary than the church
Escape
Okay, thanks.
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