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Chapelle Notre-Dame de Port-Blanc

Historical sites and monuments, Chapel, Gothic, Listed or registered (CNMHS) in Penvénan
  • Discover the real soul of the village of Port-Blanc by admiring this pretty half-buried chapel, whose unusual layout reflects the history of Port-Blanc. A simple 13th century watch-tower, it was not until the end of the 15th century that its religious function began to take precedence over its defensive role, a new choir being built during the 16th century. The chapel was designated an historic monument in 1936. Inside, don't miss the stone altar topped with an 18th century altar-piece with...
    Discover the real soul of the village of Port-Blanc by admiring this pretty half-buried chapel, whose unusual layout reflects the history of Port-Blanc. A simple 13th century watch-tower, it was not until the end of the 15th century that its religious function began to take precedence over its defensive role, a new choir being built during the 16th century. The chapel was designated an historic monument in 1936. Inside, don't miss the stone altar topped with an 18th century altar-piece with its well-known narrative of 'Saint Yves between rich and poor', a masterpiece of 16th century Breton Popular Art. The 17th century chancel, which separates the nave from the choir, is also well worth a look, as is the polychrome pulpit (1634).





    > Free guided tours every day in July and August, from 10.30am - 12pm and from 3pm - 6pm. Groups welcome all year round by appointment. Contact: 02.96.92.62.35
    or the presbytery: 02.96.92.67.16
  • Environment
    • Near a hiking trail  :  GR34, Circuit de Port-Blanc
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