About this building
The chapel of Saint-Martin de Rinhodes is located in Ols-et-Rinhodes, in Occitanie (Midi-Pyrénées). The chapel, which stands in a charming green setting, was at first a parish church attached to the diocese of Cahors until the Revolution. It then became a rural chapel dependent on the bishopric of Rodez. Construction dates back to the 11th-12th century, and from this period the east and west walls and the pinnacle arcade on the west gable still remain.
The building consists of a simple and short rectangular nave with a flat chevet. The flat chestnut ceiling is covered with mechanical tiles and slate. The two side chapels give it a curious Greek cross plan. The northern chapel seems to be the oldest, probably rebuilt with the stones of the gouttereau. The southern chapel is more recent, according to the opening arc that can be seen between the nave and the chapel. The building is decorated in the 17th century style.