St Maudez no longer being honoured in Brittany, in the 15th century what is now Notre Dame de Tronoën was built.
Built in the 15th century, the Notre-Dame de Tronoën chapel consists of a single nave topped by a three-spoke bell tower.
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".
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.
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