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Chapelle de Kermaria-en-Isquit

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Catherine K wrote a review Oct 2019
Albion, California153 contributions50 helpful votes
We're fascinated by medieval art, so churches are one of the places we regularly visit while on vacation. Kermaria-en-Isquit has a marvelous "dance of death." Be aware that you may have to write or call ahead to get into the chapelle, but it's worth the minor trouble.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Janette B wrote a review Oct 2013
Penzance, United Kingdom15 contributions11 helpful votes
We made a one hour detour to visit the chapel and were very disappointed to find that it is closed for repairs. A sign said the work will last for 12 months from September 2013 so it would be worth a call to the nearest information office before making the trip.
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Date of experience: October 2013
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RobAshbydelaZouch wrote a review Aug 2011
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom176 contributions31 helpful votes
Frescoes depicting 'La Danse Macabre' along the walls of the tiny chapel, although faded to little more than shadows, are still powerful in their symbolism. Each character depicted, from Popes to Peasants, are led by the skeletal figure of Ankou on their journey. The chapel also contains many interesting relics including the skull (allegedly) of Jean de Lannion and the heart (supposedly) of another Lord. There is also a rather disquieting statue, to my mind, of the Virgin and the infant Jesus but you may wish to make your own judgement on this. For the claustrophobic amongst you, don't enter the tunnel - you will be invited too! The Chapel is free to enter and we were lucky to have the services of a guide, a knowledgeable French lady who did not speak English but provided us with written translation. The Chapel is open normally during the summer between 10.00 - 12.00 hrs. and 14.00 - 18.00hrs. Sorry about the cliche, don't forget your camera.
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Date of experience: June 2011
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