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Place de L Eglise Place de l'eglise, 29190 Pleyben France
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Paul S wrote a review Feb 2017
Addlestone, United Kingdom24 contributions15 helpful votes
Lovely old church with some stunning stained glass and a lovely calvary set in one of the nicest towns in the area
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Date of experience: April 2016
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Gill B wrote a review Nov 2016
County Durham, United Kingdom105 contributions30 helpful votes
Pleyben is off the route between Chateauneuf du Faou and Chateulin it is a very pretty little town the main feature being the Church and Museum
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Date of experience: September 2016
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beantony15 wrote a review Aug 2016
Kyneton, Australia201 contributions88 helpful votes
The Pleyben parish church, dedicated to St Germain of Auxerre, and its churchyard (or parish close) make up a remarkable collection of church buildings, some dating from the 15th century. The most famous part is the Calvary inside the main gate, begun in 1555 to tell parishioners about the life and death of Christ. The Calvary is a large and elaborate monument made up of scores (possibly hundreds) of intricately-carved figures in numerous tableaux depicting scenes from the life and death of Christ. The church interior includes painted ceilings with decorated panels, carved wooden beams, excellent statues and stained glass, a baroque high altar and a lovely carved altar-piece depicting Our Lady handing a rosary to St Domenic and St Catherine of Siena. In the parish close outside are the ossuary built in the 15th century to house the bones of the dead, an ornate main gate and triumphal archway, and the Calvary.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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fifytyplus wrote a review Jul 2016
oxford374 contributions124 helpful votes
The statuary outside is complex, but don't miss out on the church itself, which is full of painted late medieval carvings.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Yo Giacomo wrote a review Jun 2016
Dana Point, California2,786 contributions367 helpful votes
This church was a lucky find when we stopped to stretch out legs. It is incredibly impressive on the outside and on the inside the stained glass windows were excellent. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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