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Chapelle Saint-Nicolas

Historic site and monument ,  Listed or registered (CNMHS) ,  Chapel at Priziac
  • Dating from the 16th century, the Saint-Nicolas chapel is an isolated building in the countryside built according to a Latin cross plan.

  • It has a flat bedside table with a large axial window. Access to the octagonal spire tower is through a hexagonal staircase turret that ends in a lantern. Inside, the transept and the nave are single-vessel. The nave is separated from the liturgical choir by a magnificent rood screen commissioned around 1566 by the lords of Dréors whose arms could be seen on the west gable until the Revolution. This rood screen, painted in 1580, repainted in 1768, consists, on one side, of nine carved panels...
    It has a flat bedside table with a large axial window. Access to the octagonal spire tower is through a hexagonal staircase turret that ends in a lantern. Inside, the transept and the nave are single-vessel. The nave is separated from the liturgical choir by a magnificent rood screen commissioned around 1566 by the lords of Dréors whose arms could be seen on the west gable until the Revolution. This rood screen, painted in 1580, repainted in 1768, consists, on one side, of nine carved panels illustrating scenes from the life of the local patron saint: his birth and death but also the healing of a blind man, the Council of Nicea, the rescue of a ship in danger, the miracle of the multiplication of grain, the resurrection of the three children put in the salting, the punishment of a dishonest debtor and the resurrection of a young man. The other side represents the apostles. Only the statue of Christ remains from the beam of glory. To date, there are only thirteen roodscapes unprocessed in Brittany. Another special feature is the Saint-Nicolas chapel: a chime wheel. The latter belongs to a set of fifteen pieces scattered all over Brittany. The chime wheels, very common in the Middle Ages, played a cult role during the Elevation. However, they could also be used in superstitious practices.
Services
  • Services
    • Non-guided tour
  • Activities
    • Hiking
Openings
  • From May 1, 2020
    until September 30, 2020
  • Monday
    at 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday
    at 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday
    at 9:00 AM
  • Thursday
    at 9:00 AM
  • Friday
    at 9:00 AM
  • Saturday
    at 9:00 AM
  • Sunday
    at 9:00 AM