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Chapelle Saint-Diboen

Historic site and monument ,  Chapel at Locmalo
  • In this "Valley of the Three Saints" as it is nicely known, three chapels and their fountains rubbed shoulders at one time. Unfortunately, nothing remains of the Saint-Urlo chapel. The Saint-Eugène chapel dates from the 16th century, and the Saint-Diboen chapel, located right next to it, from the 17th century.

  • All granite, it is a very small building (5 meters by 4) opened by a large semicircular door which allowed the faithful to follow the office from the outside, perhaps because the place was frequented by lepers. The other particularity of the chapel is located under its altar. In this double-leaf "chest", tradition wanted us to lock up a child. If the latter shouted, it meant that he was likely to live; the opposite was ominous. Saint Diboen, whose name in Breton means "who relieves of all...
    All granite, it is a very small building (5 meters by 4) opened by a large semicircular door which allowed the faithful to follow the office from the outside, perhaps because the place was frequented by lepers. The other particularity of the chapel is located under its altar. In this double-leaf "chest", tradition wanted us to lock up a child. If the latter shouted, it meant that he was likely to live; the opposite was ominous. Saint Diboen, whose name in Breton means "who relieves of all pain" was known to alleviate all suffering by precipitating healing or death. The meaning of its name sometimes casts doubt on its real existence. Nearby, the fountain has three niches which once housed the statues of Saint Eugène, Saint Diboen and Saint Urlo.
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