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Address: 6 rue de Landivisiau, 29400 Lampaul-Guimiliau, France
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I love these Breton parish closes

I would have never thought to stop at one of these, but glad our group did, because they are really amazing. They are quaint little walled church grounds, with gardens, cemetery... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Montana Rose
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Montana Rose
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I would have never thought to stop at one of these, but glad our group did, because they are really amazing. They are quaint little walled church grounds, with gardens, cemetery, lots of statues, little buildings, a 100+ piece calvary and more. The amount of detail and color is eye popping. Very interesting and unique characters - everywhere you look.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Parish closes and calvaries were totally new to us. We selected three small villages reasonably close to each other and went to each to experience what a parish close was. We were not disappointed. We would certainly recommend a visit to one or all of these villages. They were all interesting in different ways. Lampaul Guimiliau has a rather nice... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Don't miss this church, a massive and beautiful example of Brittany's church closes - walled church compounds, originating from the 16th century. Particularly interesting are the big belfry constructed from 1573 as well as the large, elaborate calvary/crucifix and of course the ornate polychrome sculptures in the interior.

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Reviewed 24 May 2015

While it arguably seems to be overshadowed in reputation by its neighboring closes in Guimiliau and St Thegonnec, this was my personal favorite of the parish closes in the area. I thought the interior was very impressive and colorful, and it made for a good introduction to the style of architecture characteristic of the closes. Don't skip over this one!

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