Pointe Saint Mathieu France in 360 Degrees
|Two of the Lighthouses at Point Saint Mathieu France and the Abbey|
Point Saint Mathieu, France in 360 Degrees
We love beaches and lighthouses, and the rocky beaches we love even more for they have such character. We were drawn to Point Saint Mathieu for those reasons. It is up by Brest France and is this tip that extends out far enough that it often caught ships unaware. The towns income was on Salvage from ship wrecks. It has caused enough wrecks that it has not just one lighthouse, but 3 lighthouses.
The Abbey here now does is only bare walls, for the roof is gone, but there are chairs all set up in abby as you walk in. There is a sort of rightness when you sit down that you are in a church, but it is "OPEN" to the heavens and God. I liked it in a weird way.
The Abbey by law was given all sorts of rights to keep a percentage of the Savage from ship wrecks.
Lighthouse and Abby at Point Saint Mathieu
Entrance to Church at Point Saint Mathieu
|Inside of Church at Point Saint Mathieu|
otice above there is a wall next to the church to protect the inhabitants during danger.
Below is looking over a broken section of the wall to the inside.
COASTLINE OF POINT DE SAINTE MATHIEU
More Coast lines. The one above is North of the Abbey.
The one below is just South of the Lighthouses and Abbey.
|French West Coastline|
If you want to see more here there are many more 360 photos I took here. Click on the link below to go to Google Earth,
Point de Sainte Mathieu Google Earth
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