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Cursed With Fog! » 09-21 bz la Madeleine Chapel 1

Chapel at La Madeleine

With the arrival of nobility in the village, the troglodyte chapel grew. From its Roman base a second Gothic chapel was built. The Gothic arches illustrate it perfectly. Two Roman alters, in perfect condition were built to face the rising sun. The restored windows bathe the interior in strong light. The walls were covered in friezes and sacred frescos. Today the only illustration left is the mysterious ‘cadran solaire’ (sundial). It is believed to be a sundial because of its position.

The cult of Saint Madeleine – It was written in deeds dated 1737 that the chateau and surrounding area were to be sold by Mademoiselle Elisabeth Rosalie d’Estree of Tourbe to Arnaud-Simon-Claud of Lostanges. Marquis of St-Alvere, who opened the chapel to the villagers and dedicated it to Saint Madeleine

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