Chapel Of St Tugen

The Chapel of St Tugen, near the Pointe du Raz in Finistere, is an attractive church mixing Gothic flamboyance with Renaissance style. But the most interesting thing about the church is a little room in the corner of the nave that was used to shut in "les enragés" - people who had rabies.

St Tugen had the reputation of being able to cure the disease; the remedy consisted of the use of little keys made of lead, which were either hung around the neck of the victim or slipped under their pillow.




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