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This is the chapel of St-Gildas, which sits upon the bank of the Canal du Blavet in Brittany, France. â€œBuilt like a stone barn into the base of a bare rocky cliff, this was once a holy place of the Druids. Gildas appears to have traveled widely throughout the Celtic world of Corwall, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. He arrived in Brittany in about AD 540. Canal Du, Church Design, St. Gilda, Stones Houses, Brittany France, Chapel, Places, Stones Barns, Rocks Of Age
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Perhaps one of the most remarkable sights in France, a chapel perched on a volcanic plug. This is the Rock of Aiguilhe, on the edge of the town of Puy en Velay, in the Auvergne. The Chapelle Saint-Michel has stood there for 1042 years, since Bishop Gothescalk had it built in 962 on his return from a pilgrimage to Santiago del Compostella in Galicia. In 1955 workers found relics under the alter that had been there since it was built.
Chapel of St. Barbara (Le Faouët, Brittany) I don't know if it's abandoned, but it's old and beautiful.
Right out on the cliffs of the spectacular Pembrokeshire National Park, five miles or so south of Pembroke, and a mile beyond the village of Bosherston, with its fine old 13th century church, and the famous lily ponds, there is one of the most picturesque little 6th century hermits' chapels in Britain. It is named after the hermit and saint who lived there so many centuries ago, St Govan.
One of France's most rugged regions, Brittany is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline, ancient towns, magical islands and inland woods. A Celtic duchy for more than one thousand years before its annexation to France in 1532, it is a land rich in culture, tradition and history.