"The Town with a Model Parish Close" Guimiliau by hquittner
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Guimiliau has the most important Parish Close. It has the Cavary with the most carved figures on it. The church has the most elaborate South Porch. There is a cemetery and an ossuary. The church has a tall belfry. The church interior contains many items of interest. Thus it is truly representative of a Breton Parish Close church.
We had already visited Pleyben and Lampaul-Guimiliau only 5 km away. When about to leave that last place we realized it was lunch time and there were no eateries. We decided to have a picnic in the car (it was still raining intermittently) and were lucky enough to find a kind of package toast, a Brie-like cheese, a container of fresh cherries and two bottles of Orangina. En route to Guimiliau we passed a roadside Calvary cross witha picnic table in front of it. Then St. Miliau blessed us. The rain ceased. We stopped and feasted. (See our Off the Beaten Path Tip).
The support arms (of the H) of the Calvary have upon their faces at the frieze level figures of the 4 Evangelists. With... more travel advice
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