Things to see and do - Guimiliau
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Guimiliau Travel guide
Guimiliau : Michelin's recommendations
The little village of Guimiliau owes its fame to its remarkable parish close, one of the finest in Finistère, and to the superb decoration of its church furniture. The settlement's name comes from the word “Gwik”, meaning bourg or village, and Miliau, the local patron saint. Legend has it that in the 6C Miliau, Prince of Cornwall, was beheaded by his brother. Ever since he has been shown with a sword and a sceptre: symbols of the crime to which he fell victim.
Tourist attractions Guimiliau : Things to see and do
r. du Calvaire
It dates back to 1581-1588 and includes over 200 figures. Under a big cross which bears the Virgin, Saint John, Saint Peter and Saint Yves, one can see 17 scenes from the Passion and a motif which represents the story of Catell-Gollet, above the Last..
Place de la Mairie
This 16C building was rebuilt in the flamboyant and Renaissance styles during the early 17C. The southern portico is outstanding and displays an interesting imagery of the Bible and of the Gospel. On the portico, you can see Saint Miliau, patron sain..