13/37.- Camaret, Village Streets


The inside streets are quiet, and not much affected by the tourist trade. Place Saint Thomas, a small square, attracts artists who display their work during the tourist season. The village church is Saint Remi, with its modern version of a Breton steeple. The village life is punctuated by the bells in the tower. While the church looks a bit grey and sad from the outside, the inside sports some beautiful modern stained-glass windows. Breton steeples often have these openings in the stonework, which gives them a characteristic, lace-like look. The aim is not decorative, however, but simply to offer less resistance to the wind. But Bretons are proud of their steeples, and a hymn celebrates "le pays des clochers ajourés" (the land of openwork steeples).

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