The Parish Closes Discovery Trail


Parish Closes discovery tour

Unique in Europe, ‘Parish Closes’ are testament to religious fervor, artistic talent, the exceptional pomp of past centuries, and the artwork of artists and craftsmen. 

They are composed of an enclosing stone wall, a church and its bell tower, an ossuary, a calvary, a cemetery and a triumphal arch. The enclosing wall demarcates and protects the sacred space. Sculptors, cabinetmakers, painters, silversmiths, glassmakers, embroiderers have all signed their unique artwork. 

Discover the Parish Closes, true architectural treasure of Haut-Finistère reflecting the rich breton religious heritage, through a 90 km-discovery tour with 10 stops.


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