Sunday, October 9, 2011

The end of our visit to Brittany

Our trip to Brittany concluded with a visit to an old friend of mine, Michel Vittoz. At the same time, we had the opportunity to meet his charming wife Danielle. They showed us around the Brest area and were wonderful hosts. Before that, we spent some time visiting the Parish closes nearby.

This is a translation of the French term “enclos paroissial” which refers to a number of locations spread in the historic diocese of Léon, and that feature an elaborately-decorated parish church surrounded by an entirely-walled churchyard, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The surrounding walled churchyard wraps around buildings and structures designed for worship - the church, the calvary, and sometimes an ossuary or charnel house.

A very busy day indeed that concluded with a wonderful dinner at the Vittoz's!

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