La Martyre parish enclosure

Historic sites and monuments
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Why take advantage?

The oldest enclosure in Leon!

Access to the La Martyre parish enclosure is via the triumphal gate, topped by a calvary with three crosses and a parapet walk: this was a lookout post to keep an eye on the crowds during internationally renowned fairs until the 17th century; this fortified enclosure also served as a gathering place for the soldiers of the lord of La Roche-Maurice. Admire the two watchtower houses adjoining the parish enclosure!

After a detour to the chapelle-ossuaire with its Breton inscriptions carved in stone, discover the church dedicated to Saint-Salomon, King of Brittany (874). The porch features a fine representation of the Ankou, the personification of death in Brittany. The tympanum is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with the famous Nativity of the reclining Virgin, once breast-feeding and then mutilated by a prudish priest!

Altered several times over the centuries, the church is considered a compendium of Brittany's religious architectural history: the bell tower and polychrome sablières are among the highlights. And let's not forget the imposing Passion stained glass window, restored in 2009.
This listed historic monument is a true pilgrimage through the centuries!

The parish enclosure at La Martyre is undoubtedly the starting point for the circuit of parish enclosures in the Élorn valley.

In July and August, visit the parish enclosure with a SPREV volunteer guide.
Out of summer, guided tours with the APEVE association on reservation.

Available from the Tourist Office: "La Martyre", collection of parish enclosures in the Elorn valley by the APEVE association - €2

Classified or listed (CNMHS)
Theme(s) : Calvary and parish enclosures - Church

Main services

  • Groups of up to 25 people accepted
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Main services

  • Groups of up to 25 people accepted

On-site activities

  • Conferences

Spoken language(s)

  • French

We like

The situation:
  • In a village: In the heart of La Martyre
Ideal for : Heritage, couples, friends, retirees
Suitable for : educate myself

Opening hours

Guided tours all year round with the APEVE association (booking required at least 4 weeks in advance).

Historic sites and monuments

La Martyre parish enclosure

Rue Saint-Salomon
29800 La Martyre
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