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Canal de Nantes à Brest - Notre Dame de Carmès

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Hidden : 04/06/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

La commune de Neulliac est placée au nord de la ville de Pontivy. Le petit village de Carmès vous attend au bord de la départementale 767 à environ 4 km de Pontivy et 2 km du bourg de Neulliac.
The commune of Neulliac is located north of the city of Pontivy. The hamlet of Carmès is on the minor road (D756) 4km North of Pontivy 2 km from the town of Neulliac.





De la chapelle reconstruite au XVème siècle subsistent la nef qui portrait à l’origine un clocheton charpenté et le transept. Au debut du XVIème siècle, le seigneur du Porzo fait edifier la tour de clocher et son porche.
Les travaux de restauration entrepis en 1983 ont permis la découverte, sous les lambris peints en 1705 par La Palme, de la charpente ancienne à chevrons formant fermes et cerces moulurées polychromes et dans le transept, d’autres lambris peints d’une qualité exceptionnelle de la fin du XVème siècle, représentant des scenes de la vie de sainte Catherine. De cette époque datent aussi les peintures murales mises à jour dans la nef, et celles conserves derrière le retable sud.
Les toiles du choeur ont, elles, été peintes en 1772, par Déduy après le rallongement de l’édifice et construction de la sacristie en 1768. Les retables, poses au XVIIIème siècle, ont été restaurés en 1809 par Blévin.
Le calvaire, édifiéen 1759, fut offert par Louis Audren et Marie Bernard. La fontaine, située à une centaine de metres au nord de la chapelle, date de la fin du XVIIIème siècle.
La date découpée dans la pierre au-dessus de la fontaine est ABCD La date n'est pas facile à lire, ainsi le rendre des choses plus simple la date est 1846. (Checksum A+B+C+D = 19)et la cache se trouve à
N48 06.(A+B)(C+A)(C-A) W002 59.(D)(B-D)(C+A)

N'essayez pas de rallier la cache depuis la fontaine, à pied et en ligne droite. La bonne option consiste à revenir au waypoint PK (parking près du canal) après avoir visité la fontaine.

The nave, which originally had a wooden turret, as well as the transept date from the chapel’s reconstruction in the XVth century. In the early XVIth. century, the Lord of Porzo had the church tower and porch built.
While the chapel was being restored in 1938 the original roof timbers with their polychrome carvings were discovered behind the wooden panelling which was decorated by La Palme in 1705. In the transept, the fabulous paintings on the wooden panelling of exceptional quality, represent several episodes in the life of Saint Catherine. The mural paintings in the nave also date from the XVth century but don’t forget the paintings behind the southern reredos (screen behind the altar).
The canvases in the chancel were painted in 1772 by Déduy after the extension of the building and the construction of the sacristy in 1768. The reredoses dating from the XVIIIth century were restored in 1809 by Blévin.
The calvary put up in 1759 was donated bt Louis Audren and Marie Bernard. The fountain, a hundred metres North of the chapel, dates from the end of the XVIIIth century.
The date carved into the stone above the fountain is ABCD (The date isn't easy to read. Checksum A+B+C+D = 19) and the cache lies at
N48 06.(A+B)(C+A)(C-A) W002 59.(D)(B-D)(C+A)


Since setting the cache the date has become even more eroded so to make things easier it is 1846.

Don't try to get from the fountain to the cache on foot in a direct line (following the arrow). The best way to get to the cache is to go to the parking waypoint near the canal after visiting the fountain, then follow the tow-path.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nh cvrq q'ha tenaq neoer. Ng gur onfr bs n ynetr gerr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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