Sainte-Barbe chapel in Le Faouët, a foundation... with thunder

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Sainte-Barbe chapel in Le Faouet Chapel Miracle

The chapel on its rocky spur overlooking the beautiful Ellé valley and its thousand-years-old beeches (faou, Faoüet, means "beech" in Breton).

Saint Barbe is a high Gothic church, raised between 1498 and 1512 on a mountain by the lord of Toulbodou... struck by a lightning! Miraculously safe and sound, he thanked saint Barbe (who protect sailors, firemen and also from the storm) and dedicated his chapel to her.

The stairs, the ossuary and the Saint-Michel oratory date back to the 18th century. Some stained-glass windows were completed in the 16th century.

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