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Notre Dame du Mont Carmel
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La chapelle Notre-Dame du Mont Carmel est située sur le toit des Côtes d'Armor, le Mont Bel-Air, à 339 mètres d'altitude.


Ce lieu était jadis consacré au culte de Bélénos, dieu celtique du Soleil, ainsi qu'en attestent les huit allées partant de la clairière circulaire centrale où se trouve la chapelle.

Le 18 Octobre 1852, une statue ancienne de la Sainte Vierge, provenant de la cathédrale de Saint-Brieuc, fut installée dans l'observatoire des géomètres et la chapelle fut élevée aussitôt.
Elle est en forme de croix grecque comportant une lanterne octogonale entourée de quatre branches. L'inauguration du monument de Notre-Dame de la Paix, érigé à l'intérieur, eut lieu le 21 Juillet 1895. Le Pardon annuel a lieu le 16 juillet.

Le site a fait l'objet d'une réhabilitation complète de 2002 à 2004.

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