© Le calvaire de la Chapelle Saint They | OTDZ

The Sacred Trail in Douarnenez Bay

A total of 14 stops, each separate from the other, tell a collective story of legends, religious traditions and popular folk tales from Brittany. Each monument provides an opportunity to discuss the architecture itself, as well as what it tells us about the beliefs of the men and women who built it so long ago.

Several steps on The Sacred Trail in Douarnenez Bay

Fans of history and heritage should certainly take the time to explore far and wide in Douarnenez Bay. You’ll find countless curiosities, including churches, chapels, stone monuments and crosses, not to mention the prehistoric gallery grave and a site dating back to Gallo-Roman times.

Below, you’ll find some of the explanatory drawings from this trail (click on an image to enlarge it and read the text)


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