La Roche Maurice parish enclosure

Historic sites and monuments
South porch - St Yves church - La Roche-Maurice parish enclosure
Guided tour - Enclos paroissial La Roche Maurice

Why take advantage?

Next to the Château de Roc'h Morvan, the parish enclosure of La Roche-Maurice has a wealth of treasures in store for visitors!

The current church, dedicated to St-Yves (patron saint of judges and lawyers) was built in the 16th and 17th centuries, on the site of the former medieval castral chapel.

Despite the extraordinary finesse of the carvings on the south portal and the double-gallery bell tower, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Léon region, it's inside the church that the sense of wonder reaches its peak: starting with the polychrome oak rood screen with its grotesque figures, the sablières combining religious and secular scenes, and the large Passion window created in 1539 (2nd largest stained glass window in Brittany at 21.05 m²).
The Renaissance stained glass testifies to the Flemish influence on Breton art (in the 16th century, Brittany was a major trading center between the Netherlands and Spain).

Built a few decades later, in 1639, the ossuary is a jewel of the Leonardo Renaissance. Above the stoup, the Ankou clearly announces his purpose: "I kill you all".

In July and August, visit the parish enclosure with a SPREV volunteer guide.
Outside summer, guided tours by appointment with the APEVE association.

Available from the Tourist Office: "La Roche-Maurice", collection les enclos paroissiaux de la vallée de l'Elorn from the APEVE association - €2

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

Main services

  • Groups of up to 25 people accepted
  • Pets allowed

Spoken language(s)

  • French

We like

The situation:
  • In a village : Near Château de Roc'h Morvan
Ideal for : Heritage, couples, friends, retirees
Suitable for : educate myself

Opening hours

Year-round tours organized by the APEVE association, by reservation (at least 4 weeks in advance).

Historic sites and monuments

La Roche Maurice parish enclosure

Place de l'église
29800 La Roche-Maurice
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