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The parish closes

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The parish closes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Finistère
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The parish close, typical religious architecture of Breton villages, is home to a church, a calvary and an ossuary. This group of buildings is protected by a surrounding wall and accessible through the monumental entrance, which generally appears in the form of a gateway or an arch. Several parish closes are really worth a visit:

  • The Pleyben parish close, built from the 15th to the 17th century, with the most important Calvary of Brittany;
  • The Guimiliau parish close, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries and richly decorated;
  • The Saint-Thégonnec parish close, dating from the 16th and 17th century, which features a large ceremonial entrance arch.

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The parish closes

Calvary Guissény (© Jean Espirat)
Calvary Guissény (© Jean Espirat)
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Church and Calvary Kerlaz (© Jean Espirat)
Church and Calvary Kerlaz (© Jean Espirat)
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Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
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Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
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Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
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Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
Enclos parish of St. Frégant (© Jean Espirat)
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