Saturday 26 December 2009

This lintel in the Breton town of Dinan says 'made by Mre F Bonnier, chaplain of the 3 Marys, 1748'.

The chapel of the three Marys is in the nearby basilica of Saint Sauveur. Begun in the twelfth century, most of the building dates from the 15th and 16th centuries when it was enlarged. It's notable for containing the heart of French warrior Bertrand du Guesclin, Breton and French hero of the Hundred Years War against England.

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