The vault Saint They attracted me than the fountain. Perhaps is this with the presence of the tourists?

It empèche, it is one of most beautiful than I know by his site, and cosmo-telluric energies are quite present.


The building was built with the site even of another vault which fell in ruin, this other vault it even having replaced another located ahead (according to the tradition).
The vault of They Saint is vastest of the vaults of Cleden, its high altar out of carved wooden comes from the parish church, its bell-tower supported many bells including one born from an exchange with that of Langroas.
A verse of an old canticle with St They, expresses at the same time fear to see the vault absorbed in the floods of bay of Trépassés and the wish to see it holding against the elements which threaten it, a such figurehead on the stem of the Point of Van.

aout_2005_bretagne_056One claims that the bell of the vault St-They sounded itself to inform the boats in danger, to put oneself under the protection of the saint.
One day, the fleet of king de France was continued by an enemy fleet. The bell started to tinkle. The admiral of France answered this call and directed his vessels in Bay of Trespassed, with the foot of the cliff on which the vault is set up. The enemy wanted to follow there, but a reverse current took its ships and involved them in the Strong current where several the shelves struck, the others were dispersed with the broad one.


One knows few things about the history of They Saint, if it is not that it lived in VIème century and that he was disciple of St Guénolé founder of the abbey of Landévennec. St They is known in Great Britain, in Cornwall, under the name of St Day. It gave its name to Lothey, (formed of Breton Lok: “place devoted” and of They), close to Chateaulin. Vaults carry its name, Saint-Segal, Riec, Plouhinec, Poullan.
The primitive form of its name is Dei, the Breton pronunciation made transfer D in T. It is still written: Dey, Tei, Tey, Thei. (,chapelle-saint-they.html)

aout_2005_bretagne_065Outside, a truncated monumental cross of 1772 exhibitor two geminated statues of the 16th century (?) probably of the workshop of Roland GILDS, dedicated to Saint Jacques.


Ra jomo pell it hoaz in E za 
Ar chapelig VAr ribl rear mor 
My it hello sant They divar E zor 
welet rear bageier O treiza…

What remains a long time still upright 
The small vault at the seaside 
So that St They can since its door 
See the boats to pass…