A Pardon is a religious ceremony, a pilgrimage which usually involves a procession in traditional dress. It has been taking place in West Brittany for centuries on the Saints-Day of many churches and chapels. The congreation ask for indulgence and receive a pardon.
Saint Alar is the patron saint of the chapel ,Le Drennec, in Clohars-Fouesnant (our village). Our Saint’s-Day is the first Sunday in July. It is unique as it dedicated to horses who are blessed by the priest.
We were there
The religious element is now combined with an all-day celebration. As can be seen from the photos the atmosphere was superb and a great time was had by all.