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Brétignolles sur Mer

bretignolles sur mer

Brétignolles-sur-Mer is a seaside resort, which has a nearly 12 km (7,5 M) long coastal strip. This coastal village hosts many campsites. But it mainly owes its reputation in the region to surfing as well as to its beaches: La Sauzaie, Dunes 1 and 2, and La Gachère.

The miniature village

From April 1 to September 30. A place where the imagination wanders, one of the most beautiful miniature villages in France due to the authenticity of the materials used and where the details bring out the atmosphere of a real story

Notre Dame de l’Assomption Church

At the beginning of the 19th century, the parish had a smaller church located not far from the site of the current church. In 1845, it was declared by the Church Council to be too dilapidated to be repaired and too small to meet the needs of the ever-growing population. The reconstruction was thus entrusted to Mr. Levêque, architect in Fontenay Le Comte. The construction started in 1847 and lasted 3 years. Certain interior decorative elements of the old church were reused such as the white marble high altar, the altars of the Virgin and of Saint John the Baptist, the pulpit, the stalls and the great elm wood Christ, and the work of the Nantes sculptor Grootaers -Donon. The departmental architect Victor Clair between 1850 and 1880 undertook the decorative project completion. The stained-glass windows representing Saint Joseph, Saint Louis, Saint Joan of Arc and the Sacred Heart were installed in 1926. Luc Fournier, a famous glass painter in Tours, created them.

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