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Saint-Thegonnec

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Saint-Thégonnec is a commune in the Finistère department in Brittany in northwestern France.The village is noted for its very elaborate parish close, one of a number in the area, which include Guimiliau and Lampaul-Guimiliau.PopulationInhabitants of Saint-Thégonnec are called Saint-Thégonnecois.Breton languageThe municipality launched a linguistic plan through Ya d'ar brezhoneg on 25 March 2005.Parish closeA parish close is an enclosed area around the parish church, including the church yard and a number of other features.In common with others in the area, the Saint-Thégonnec close features a large ceremonial entrance arch, stressing the importance of the close as a focus for pilgrimage and pardons. An impressive calvary or crucifix forms the focus of the church yard. As at nearby Lampaul-Guimiliau, there is a separate charnel house or ossuary, with a life-sized tableau of the Entombment of Christ.The interior of the church is exemplary of the local version of Baroque style, with a large quantity of polychrome sculpture and decoration, including a spectacular pulpit.
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