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Fascinating

Wonderful carvings on the 16th century Calvary. The church itself is rather austere but has a... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Alfalover
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Magical

Guimiliau and the other enclos nearby alone are worth a trip to Brittany. The site, church... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
pb2208
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Wonderful carvings on the 16th century Calvary. The church itself is rather austere but has a marvellous panelled vaulted ceiling and beautiful carved columns supporting the Baptistery canopy.

Thank Alfalover
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Guimiliau and the other enclos nearby alone are worth a trip to Brittany. The site, church, calvaire, enclos is stunningly beautiful. The proportions are just perfect.

Thank pb2208
Reviewed June 1, 2017

One of the several encloses, so named because the local churches were enclosed by a low wall and invariably contain a calvary. Most were built during the Contrareformation. Protestantism was never a strong force in Brittany but the Contrareformation swept trough here with a recristening...More

1  Thank Willy B
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this Parish Close is the vast number of statues decorating the calvary. I lost count at around one hundred. Many have similar faces but there are some very quirky ones too. The interior of the church is less ornate...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

This parish enclose is a work of art (lots of art). It is really amazing. Set in a lovely little village in a very pretty area. We ate lunch under the church portico while a fall shower passed through and studied the statues in great...More

1  Thank MTRose
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss it, the ensemble is a beautiful piece of architecture !!! Church and calvaire are so detailed. The Main Street village is also adorable.

Thank Claire-Alan
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The enclos is a work of art, literally. While typical of this style of architecture and epoch, it is beautifully done and worth a journey to tour the church and enclos. As other reviewers have noted, it is a historic site, well maintained, and extremely...More

Thank GreyGhost007
Reviewed July 28, 2015

I did not know what an enclos paroissial (parish close) was until I came across it at this fantastic place. Now I am a lot wiser. If you have never seen it before this church in Guimilliau is the best place to experience the unique...More

1  Thank Henrik T
Reviewed May 23, 2014

The parish close in this small town surely surpasses any other one. It is remote, superb, and fairly well preserved. You will definitely use your camera to advantage. Don't forget to go inside the church to check out the organ.

1  Thank Altonmann
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Well worth seeing. The Breton parish closes are masterpieces, and the Guimiliau and St. Thegonnec ones are the top.

Thank Tern91
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