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Kreisker chapel

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Location type: Chapel
Location address: France, Bretagne
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
Made by | Reference Ash Crow | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The Notre-Dame du Kreisker chapel (French: Chapelle Notre-Dame du Kreisker, Breton: Chapel Intron Varia Ar C’hreizkêr) is a former Roman Catholic chapel in Saint-Pol-de-Léon in Brittany. With its 78 meters rising up in the sky, the church tower of the “Chapelle du Kreisker” is the highest in Brittany. The word Kreisker means the downtown. Built in 14th and 15th centuries on the site of an ancient place of worship, it’s one of the major works of Breton religious architecture and a testimony of the flourishing economy of the town in 15th century with the highest (78 m) and most audacious belfry in Brittany. An essential coastal landmark for navigation, it was for that reason restored and thus saved from destruction on Napoleon’s order in 1807. Striking circular view from the top (169 steps).

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