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ILIZ SANT TURIAN, PLOGONEG, BRO GERNE

SAINT TURIAN CHURCH, PLOGONNEC, BRITTANY

This beautiful church needs an axplicative note that i will try to write and translate later ... and explain the title !

« Tu Turiane Tuam Turrim Templum(que) Tuere ne noceant illis tela trisulca jovis. Amen »

(you, Turian, protect your tower and your church from Jupiter’s trident)

This sentence is engraved above gate this church. Many towers of this area were strucked down by lightning. For example, the nearby church of Locronan was hit in 1808. The sentence, with so many “T” sounds, rumble like the thunder, like the name of Taranis, Gaulish god of thunder. Turian is supposed to be a 6th century bishop of Dol, but is name is so close to Taranis...

This church is surrounded by a beautiful churchyard, which entry is a monumental gate. In the front of the church, you can notice a Gaulish sacred stone. Inside the church, there are magnificent 16th century stained glass windows.

All this means that Plogonnec is a “must” on the road between Locronan and Quimper.

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