Santez Elisabeth - Near Trégunc - Southern Finistère, Brittany, France
Personal photos - August 2009 - February 2010 - Mirelha©
The stunning, eerie remnants of Santez-Elisabeth, somewhere between Trégunc and the hamlet (if you can even call it that) where I live.
Built circa 1700 under the orders of the Lord of Pennarun, this beautiful little church used to be part of the parish of Trégunc.
A few meters down this hill lies a holy fountain that was said to cure fevers.
Photo by Musardage
The church’s bell has since been removed and is currently displayed in the church of Saint-Marc, in Trégunc.
Photo by Les Amis du Patrimoine de Trégunc
Inscriptions on the said bell mention its date of erection and the names of the people who crafted it.
I would like to know if anybody here thinks that it would be a good idea for people to resort to crowd funding in order to try to save this church. I don’t know what would be best- entirely rebuilding it or leaving it that way after having simply restored the walls so that this remains a beautiful but stable ruin?
I love this church and constantly drive past it. It saddens me to know that nothing will be done about it unless the town hall gathers enough funds and has the motivation to save what can be saved before it is too late.
Next year, I might be working on the conception and direction of cultural projects as part of my studies, so I thought that it would be cool to do try to do something to save this beautiful 18th century church and its fountain.
What do you think? Do you think that this project might work out? Why or why not?
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