Pont Croix

Another charming little town that we explored during our Bretton adventure is Pont Croix.

We nearly don’t get to see the town itself as I get very over excited with this delightful collection of weathered painted signs outside a seemingly abandoned door.

But I am finally dragged away and we climb up an old cobbled lane towards the centre of the town.

But wherever we look there are gloriously painted doors, whether it’s local sardines or just vivid splashes of aqua blue.

Hot red geraniums tumble from doorways and old watering cans prove to be ideal planters.

Finally we reach the town centre however. It’s an attractive old town with houses dating back to the 15th century.

The Monastery Church of Notre-Dame de Roscudon,below, which dates from the early 13th century, has a 67 m high spire that served as the model for the spires of Quimper Cathedral.

The tall spire dominates the skyline of the town and the facade features impressive ‘lacework’ stone carvings.

While the inside has a decorative altarpiece and other figures and a painted ceiling.

As well as ornate wooden carvings there are a wonderful selection of stained glass windows.


These beautiful, jewel bright, windows are illuminated with the pale Bretton sunshine creating a dizzying display.

Pont-Croix’s cobbled streets and medieval houses are located around a market and a church. The market is held every Thursday morning.


Another quirky feature of the town is a variety of amusingly altered street signs.

From hungry mice to voluptuous reclining women, a religious icon or a weather warning, someone has taken the time to inject a little added interest into the local street furniture.

Published by Derbyshire Gal

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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