Churches, Cathedral and chapels

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Explore the rich religious archirectural heritage of Roscoff and the surroundings linked to the merchants' past endeavors.

Notre-Dame de Croas-Batz Church - Roscoff

The church was ordered around the 16th century by the city's ship-owners and built on a sand-dune.
It is surrounded by an enclosing stone wall and two chapels-ossuary with two distinct architectural styles : one gothic and the other Henry II style.

Travel tips : Ask for the free heritage trail leaflet at the Tourist Information Centre to learn about the rich history of Roscoff and its church.

Roscoff church
Roscoff Church : "Notre-Dame de Croas-Batz"

Pol Aurélien Cathedral - Saint-Pol-de-Léon

Standing on the remains of a Roman church, this magnificient cathedral was built between the 13th and 16th century. It is home to an incredible diversity of architectural elements, some unique to the area. Admire the giant ciborium, representing a palm tree, a symbol of eternity and resurrection. Find the ancient celtic bell and learn about the legend of Paul Aurélien, born in Wales around 490 and considered as the first bishop of the region after defeating a dragon on l'Île de Batz. Contemplate the organ pipe built by the English builder Robert Dallam and try and guess how many pipes it has (Clue : Over 2000...!). Head over to the beautifully carved stalls representing all king of fantastic creatures, have you found the musician duck ? Open everyday from 9am to 6pm. Free entry.

Travel Tips and recommendations : Ask for the free Cathedral of Saint-Pol-de-Léon leaflet and the Heritage Trail leaflet. In summer, free guided tours of the Cathedral, no booking required, in french only.

saint-pol cathedral
Saint-Pol cathedral : "Pol Aurélien"

Notre-Dame du Kreisker Chapel - Saint-Pol-de-Léon

79 meter-high and 169 steps... This "lace" chapel dates back to the 6th century and is considered as a true survivor in the region. Its spectacular bell tower is one of the highest in Brittany. Opening days and hours depending on the time of the year. Free entry.

Travels tips and recommendations : Ask for the free Saint-Pol-de-Léon Cathédrale Pol Aurélien & Chapelle du Kreisker leaflet (in french only) and the Heritage Trail Leaflet (English available) at the Tourist Information Centre. During summer, you can climb to the top of the bell tower (additional fee : 1,50€/adult).

Kreisker Chapel
Saint-Pol Chapel : "Kreisker Chapel"
the two towers
The Two Towers of Saint-Pol-de-Léon Cathedral

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