Saint-Jean-de-Béré Church

Châteaubriant, France

Saint-Jean-de-Béré Church (Church of St. John the Baptist) was built in the 11th century. Its Baroque altarpiece (17th century) and listed statues give it all its charm, under the watchful eye of an “Eternal Father” originating from an old altarpiece and a Sainte Rita carved by Jean Fréour in 1950 in the beam of an old cider press.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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alain (8 months ago)
Yes, it is a very beautiful church, it leaves me with many memories, I am a native of Châteaubriant, when I go to Châteaubriant, I go to the cemetery and inevitably, I pass everything very close, but it is not open at all the weather ! inquire with the union in Châteaubriant
éric merlet (11 months ago)
Très bien
Sam Lauj (11 months ago)
Beautiful church. Amen
christiane deniard (3 years ago)
Very pretty little church. At St Jean de Bere
Patricia TREDEZ (3 years ago)
Small very intimate chapel whose rococo altar wall surprises. The parish celebrates baptisms, privileged moments for Catholic families.
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