The Calvary of Pontchâteau

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Presentation

Erected in 1710, partially destroyed on the order of Louis the 14th, then restored in 1821, the Calvary of Pontchâteau is a remarquable religious and cultural site.

This Stations of the Cross is composed of life-size sculptures, representing the different scenes of Jesus'Passion. These sculped groups are settled in a landscape garden, orned with reduced-size buildings, of various architectural styles.

Both the visitor and the pilgrim finish the circuit climbing up to the Golgotha, an artificial mount wich offers a nice view over the surrouding Brière.

At the same adress, dicover the museum of the Calvary, dedicated to the site and to the different catholic missions around the world. Every year, a temporal exhibition is shown.

Despite of the visitors, the Calvary kept its religious function, and is still being today an important place of pilgrimage.

 
General information
  • Kind of visits :
    • Visit at your leisure
  • Pets :
    • Animals allowed
Services, Equipments
  • On Site Services :
    • Pic-nic area
    • Free parking
Good to know
  • Group Reception :
    • Coach parking
Contact
The Calvary of Pontchâteau
Le Calvaire
44160
PONTCHATEAU
Phone : +33 2 40 01 60 54
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Calvaire de Pontchâteau
Le Calvaire
44160
PONTCHATEAU
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.44250
Longitude : -2.13939
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  • Geographical Location :
    • The Regional Natural Parc of la Brière
    • Distance from the railway station 4 km
    • Distance from the shops 4 km
    • Distance from the beaches 30 km
    • Distance from the coast 30 km
    • Distance from the town centre 4 km