Statues - Hither & Thither



Butte Saint-Gildas, Quénéquillec
(La Vallée des Saints)

Saint Hern - Sant Hernin

Breton saint.
Seenu Shamnugam


Carnoët /  Saint Hern - Sant Hernin   Carnoët /  Saint Hern - Sant Hernin


Granite statue of Saint Hern with a large bell at his feet.


Carnoët - La Vallée des Saints

La Vallée des Saints - Traoñienn ar Sent (Carnoët)

The Valley of the Saints project aims to install one thousand three-metre high statues of the Breton saints at Carnoët in an attempt to celebrate and preserve the identity of the region. Statues of twenty saints are already in place and more granite sculptures are currently under construction. The statues are placed on the Butte de Saint-Guildas, a hilltop (the name Vallée des Saints is therefore misleading!)

Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the statues.

Carnoët - La Vallée des Saints
InscriptionName (link to page)SculptorDate
The "Seven founder saints", the first recorded Christian missionaries from Wales
around the central hill
paol Saint Paul Aurélien
Sant Paol Aorelian
David Puech July 2009
tudwal Saint Tugdual
Sant Tudwal
Olivier Leveque August 2011
brieg brieuc Saint Brieuc
Sant Brieg
Fabrice Lentz July 2009
Malo Saint Malo
Sant Maloł
Patrice Le Guen July 2009
samson Saint Samson
Sant Samzun
Jacques Dumas July 2009
patern Saint Patern
Sant Padern
Olivier Leveque July 2009
corentin Saint Corentin
Sant Kaourintin
Seenu Shamnugam July 2009

Other Breton saints, in alphabetical order

St anne Sainte Anne
Santez Anna
Patrice Le Guen August 2010
sant karanteg Saint Carantec
Sant Karanteg
Norbert Le Gall August 2011
s kler claire carrier Saint Clair
Sant Kler
David Puech August 2011
gweltas Saint Gildas
Sant Weltas
- October 2010
sant kireg Saint Guirec
Sant Kireg
Seenu Shamnugam August 2011
sant herbot Saint Herbot
Sant Herbod
Bruno Panas and Norbert Le Gall August 2010
st hern Saint Hern
Sant Hernin
Seenu Shamnugam August 2010
sant herve Saint Hervé
Sant Herve
Jack Dumas August 2011
sant idy Saint Idy
Sant Idi
Patrice Le Guen August 2011
st patrick Saint Patrick
Sant Padrig
Jacques Dumas August 2010
sant telo Saint Théleau
Sant Telo
David Puech August 2011
St yves chpin Saint Yves Hélory
Sant Erwan Helouri
Patrice Le Guen January 2010
santig du Santig Du - Sant Yann Diarc'hen Olivier Leveque August 2010

Project website: La Vallée des Saints.

Carnoët - La Vallée des Saints



Location N 48°22'11" W 3°32'33"

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Item Code: frbr068l; Photograph: 29 May 2012
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