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    Saint Michel dAiguilhe Chapel

  • Stacy J Bolden

    (image credits: Sacred Destinations) Perhaps one of the most remarkable sights in France. Saint-Michel d' Aiguilhe chapel. Perched on a volcanic plug. This is the Rock of Aiguilhe, on the edge of the town of Puy en Velay, in the Auvergne. The Chapel has stood there for 1042 years, since Bishop Gothescalk had it built in 962 on his return from a pilgrimage to Santiago del Compostella in Galicia. In 1955 workers found relics under the alter that had been there since it was built.

  • Dalia Maria Ferreira Goncalves

    Saint Michel d’Aiguilhe Chapel, Aiguilhe, France - The breathtaking church in the French countryside makes it well worth taking the four-and-a-half-hour train ride from Paris. The church was built in 962AD and sits atop a volcanic peak that reaches 26 feet high and there are 268 stone steps carved into the thin rocky mount to enter the church. Those who brave the climb will be well rewarded by this Medieval building, with its interesting tiled mosaics and cave-like ambience within.

  • Heather Knoblach

    Perhaps one of the most remarkable sights in France, a chapel perched on a volcanic plug. This is the Rock of Aiguilhe, on the edge of the town of Puy en Velay, in the Auvergne. The Chapelle Saint-Michel has stood there for 1042 years, since Bishop Gothescalk had it built in 962 on his return from a pilgrimage to Santiago del Compostella in Galicia. In 1955 workers found relics under the alter that had been there since it was built. Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe Chapel, France.

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