A Distinctive Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

In the center of France is located a wee town, called Le Puy-en-Velay which is known worldwide not only for the delicious cheeses but also for very unusual constructions, such as the Chapel of St Michael (situated on a cliff).

According to Wikipedia:

Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe is a chapel in Aiguilhe, near Le Puy-en-Velay, France, built in 969 on a volcanic plug 85 metres (279 ft) high. The chapel is reached by 268 steps carved into the rock. It was built to celebrate the return from the pilgrimage of Saint James. In 1429, the mother of Joan of Arc, Isabelle Romée, was said to have come to the site to pray.

In 1998 the temple of Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe was included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Scroll down fellow Lazy Penguins and don’t forget to visit the place once in France. “H/T”: weezbo

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Altitude of chapel = 82 metres.

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

Chapel on a Volcanic Hill

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