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Enclos Paroissial de Saint-Thegonnec

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Address: Place de L'Eglise, 29410 Saint-Thegonnec, France
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Beautiful place

Worth the visit in a beautiful part of Bretagne. Very green and hilly surrounding. Embiance of Scotland.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
Paul M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit in a beautiful part of Bretagne. Very green and hilly surrounding. Embiance of Scotland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

It's probably why you came, so enjoy this outstanding aspect of Breton culture! Quite a place! Beautiful!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

My field is history, and I also have a good working knowledge of art and architecture. The enclos paroissial, a church complex, is one of several in this region, and a good introduction to the other sites. Nothing like your usual tourist destination. Bring a good camera, and visit the shop for Breton and Celtic books, objects and music. Discover... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

This building represents the culmination of a cultural phenomenon that is unique to this region. A visit to this and some of the other neighboring parish closes gives the impression of a very active game of one-upmanship as villages tried to outdo each other in their external religious efforts. The ornamentation is what sets this building apart from the others.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

If you are even close to Saint-Thegonnec in Brittany, France, take the time to make a detour to visit the parish close of this small village church. The ornate baroque altar pieces (retables) are simply breath-taking regardless of your religion. Don't miss the displays in the ossuary either (go downstairs to see the Entombment of Christ). And don't miss the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Interesting courtyard, and the ossuary is worth a visit. The nave in the main church, the tableaux, the stained glass, all are also photo worthy. Finally, don't miss the sweets shop across the street - fantastic galettes and salted caramels.

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