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The Parish Closes

Attraction - Castles & places of worship

France

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St-Herbot is a small settlement just off the main road that runs along the southern edge of Monts d’Arrée. It is a neat and well kept village with a lot of money.



The church is...

Locmélar is ignored by the guide books. All the information I could find was that it was 16/17thC with imposing altarpieces dedicated to St Melar and St Hervé and banners of gold and...

Lampaul-Guimiliau is on the ‘must see’ list of Parish Closes. The wealth came from linen and tanning. The Close is surrounded by a low wall and triumphal arch which has a balustrade...

La Roche Maurice is a pleasant small town dominated by the ruins of Roc'h Morven Castle. It has many old stone houses and a splendid church.



The church no longer has a triumphal arch or...

La Martyre is now a small village with an old, stone built Marie. It had an annual fair where merchants from England, Holland and Touraine came to deal in linen cloth, livestock and horses. The...

GUIMILIAU is a small village a couple of miles from St-Thégonnec whose wealth from the linen trade which is reflected in the Parish Close, especially the calvary. It is on the ‘must...

St-Thégonnec was one of the richest parishes in the area with wealth based on the linen trade. The Parish Close reflects this wealth. It is a popular 'must see' and rightly so.



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COMMANA is a small village on the edge of Monts d’Arrée. The village and church rarely get a mention in the guide books which is a shame as the church has three amazing altars.



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This is a delightful church that is ignored by the guide books. This is a shame as it is the equal of many on the ‘must see list’.



The Church of Notre-Dame is 16thC. There is a small...

Pleyben is a small market town which is very much on the tourist map with visitors coming to see the parish close, which features in all the guide books. On a Saturday afternoon the town was busy...