Churches and the chapel
Bénodet has remarkably rich architectural heritage. Surprises await around every turn and in the heart of a chapel.
Saint Thomas Church
This church on the port dedicated to Saint Thomas Becket was built in the 13th century. It originally featured a single nave and a small bell tower. It was expanded in the 16th century and transformed in the 19th century using elements from the original period. The church is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Notre Dame de la Mer Church
Featuring contemporary architecture, this church was built in 1968 on the Avenue de la Mer.
Of note: A wooden pietà from the late 15th century.
The church is open from mid-July to mid-August from Monday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Chapelle de Perguet
On the road between Bénodet and Fouesnant, this chapel was Bénodet’s parish church until 1878. Its Romanesque portion dates to the 11th century.
The churchyard around the chapel is a former cemetery. The chapel’s cross was restored in 1989 and portrays the two saints to whom the chapel is dedicated: Saint Laurence and Saint Brigid. The chapel’s statues, altar and stained-glass windows create a high-quality polychrome.
The stained-glass windows were redesigned by the Korean artist Kim En Joong and bring a contemporary touch to the chapel.
The chapel is open for visits from July 7th to August 30th
Monday to Friday : 10:30 am to 12:30 and 3pm to 7pm
Sunday : 3pm to 7pm
A pardon takes place during the second weekend in August.