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Chapel Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur du Plessis-Péricot

Chapel Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur du Plessis-Péricot

Grez-en-Bouère, FR

The Chapel St Jacques-Le-Major du-Plessis-Pericot was built in Grez-en-Bouère in the Pays de Loire in 1572. It has a rectangular floor plan with sandstone rubble walls and a slate roof. Locals made two farm entrances in the walls of the side façades. In the 18th century the chapel was repaired and then served as a pigsty. The chapel was threatened with ruin before new owners bought it.

Chapel Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Joncet

Chapel Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Joncet

Serdinya-Joncet, FR

The chapel of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Joncet is located in Serdinya-Joncet, in Occitania. It was built between 1643 and 1646 by Joan-Pere Mas. With its stone and shale walls and slate roof, the building is typical of the architecture of the region. The western facade is surmounted by a bell tower with two arches, and inside, there is a seventeenth century wooden altarpiece.

Chapel Saint-Jean-Baptiste du manoir de la Coëfferie

Chapel Saint-Jean-Baptiste du manoir de la Coëfferie

Guipry-Messac, FR

The historical importance of the temple of "Coëfferie" is due to its past function of "Preceptory" of the Order of the Knights of the Temple and then "Commandery" of the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem (or Knights of Malta), making this ensemble the last commandery preserved in Brittany in its historical configuration. The Chapel, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist (patron of the Hospital) is its oldest part.

Chapel Saint-Julien

Chapel Saint-Julien

Dourlers, FR

The Chapel Saint Julien de Dourlers, in the North, dates from the end of the 15th century. Originally, a hospice was attached to it, welcoming travelers, indigents and pilgrims wishing to sustain themselves or find a refuge for the night. Following a fire that devastated the hospice in 1931, only the Chapel of Saint Julien remains; it is now an essential witness of the history of Dourlers.

Chapel Saint-Loup

Chapel Saint-Loup

Lanvellec, FR

The foundation of Saint Loup chapel in Lanvellec, in the Côtes-d'Armor department, dates back to the mid-16th century. With its roof structure and roof collapsed, it is currently undergoing a major restorative campaign.

Chapel Saint-Martin de Rinhodes

Chapel Saint-Martin de Rinhodes

Ols-et-Rinhodes, FR

The chapel Saint-Martin de Rinhodes is located in Ols-et-Rinhodes, in Occitanie (Midi-Pyrénées). The chapel was initially a parish church attached to the diocese of Cahors until the Revolution and then became a rural chapel dependent on the bishopric of Rodez. Construction dates from the 11th-12th century, and currently the east and west walls remain from the period, as well as the pinnacle arcade on the west gable. The two side chapels give it a curious Greek cross plan.

Chapel Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens de Mont-Sabot

Chapel Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens de Mont-Sabot

Neuffontaines, FR

The Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens chapel of Mont-Sabot, listed as a Historical Monument, is located in Neuffontaines, Burgundy-Franche-Comté. First built in the 12th century on the hill of Mont Sabot, it was completely rebuilt in the 15th or 16th century. The arcades of a side chapel and one of the windows illustrate the local legend of the "Goat and the Wolf".

Chapel Saint-Roch

Chapel Saint-Roch

Lesquerde, FR

The chapel Saint-Roch is located in Lesquerde, in Occitania. Originally dedicated to Saint Mary, the Romanesque chapel was erected in the 13th century. It received the new name of Saint-Roch in the fifteenth century; a dark period when plague epidemics followed one another. The chapel was abandoned in the nineteenth century, after the construction of a church in the center of the village, but celebrations in honour of St Roch continued to be held there until the 1970s.

Chapel Sainte-Anne de la Chevalerie

Chapel Sainte-Anne de la Chevalerie

Livré-sur-Changeon, FR

The Sainte-Anne de la Chevalerie chapel is located in Livré-sur-Changeon, in Brittany. It dates from the seventeenth century and was founded by Jeanne du Feu, lady of the Knights. Originally, it was the chapel of the Manor of La Chevalerie; it became "frairienne" as early as the 18th century. In 1878, the building was remodeled in Gothic Revival style: a bell tower was added and the choir was modified to introduce a skylight.

Chapel Sainte-Madeleine de Commelles

Chapel Sainte-Madeleine de Commelles

Pradelles-en-Val, FR

The Chapel of Sainte-Madeleine of Commelles is located in Pradelles-en-Val, in Occitania. It dates from the twelfth or thirteenth century and belonged to a seigniorial fief during the Middle Ages. From the eighteenth century, it was attached to a priory and is now part of a former agricultural estate. The chapel has a rectangular and vaulted nave with a semicircular apse. It is covered with a two-sided slate roof. The raised chevet is covered with a reinforced concrete roof. The walls are made of hard stoneware.

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