Dirinon parish enclosure

Historic sites and monuments
Dirinon parish enclosure
Enclos paroissial de Dirinon - western porch
Enclos paroissial de Dirinon - porch: statues of the apostles
Enclos paroissial de Dirinon - polychrome vaulting

Why take advantage?

Dirinon's parish enclosure is undoubtedly the one where history and legend are most closely intertwined: that of the Irish Saint-Nonne and her son, St-Divy, patron saint of Wales.

The various elements of the enclosure were built between 1577 (chapel) and the early 18th century.
The chapel houses an impressive mid-15th-century recumbent statue of Sainte-Nonne. Although this is not her tomb, the parish does possess relics of the saint.
The Logonna sandstone church blends Gothic and Renaissance styles. Its double-gallery bell tower (1588) is a model of its kind, and the harmony of its 4 bells makes it one of the best carillons in the département. The interior of the church is full of surprises and fantasies: the altarpiece of the Holy Trinity (south transept) is a masterpiece, while the paintings on the panelled vault depict the Last Judgement and contribute to the deserved renown of this country church.
The goldsmith's showcase houses the parish's sacred treasures, including a reliquary chase dating from 1450.

Guided tour with the APEVE association (booking required).

Main services

  • Groups of up to 23 people accepted

Spoken language(s)

  • French

We like

The situation:
  • In a village
Ideal for : Heritage, couples, friends, retirees
Suitable for : educate myself

Opening hours

Guided tour with the APEVE association (booking required at least 4 weeks in advance).

Historic sites and monuments

Dirinon parish enclosure

Rue de l'église
29460 Dirinon
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