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La Quête du Graal

The Quest for the Holy Grail

Francis Guinard

Saint-Brieuc /  La Quête du Graal   Saint-Brieuc /  La Quête du Graal


Bas-Relief in granite, 1.80 m high and 12 m long, showing five scenes of Quest for the Holy Grail by the knights of king Arthur:
  1. The Companions of the Round Table, – Gilead, Lancelot and Gawain – take a vow before king Arthur to undertake the quest for the Holy Grail.
  2. Lancelot takes leave of Queen Guenevere.
  3. Traveling in the Solomon, the "virgin-who-never-do-lied" presents the three knights a harness of her braided hair, precious stones and gold.
  4. A battle of knights, without names, symbolizing the countless adventures by the companions.
  5. Galahad, Bors and Percival achieve the Holy Grail.

Saint-Brieuc - Charles Riou


Sources & Information


  • Country: France
  • Arthur, King
  • Gawain
  • Gilead
  • Grail, Holy
  • Guinard, Francis
  • Guinevere, Queen
  • Lancelot
  • Location (N 48°30'51" - W 2°45'55")

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    Item Code: frbr002; Photograph: 27 May 2012
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