A photo diary from the Languedoc region of France, particularly around the vicinity of Lamalou-les-Bains, my previous home town in France. Please see my new blog "Moorlands and Peak".
Monday, 30 August 2010
Chapelle St Amans
The isolated chapel of St Amans
The tiny chapel of St Amans sits 680m high on the hills above Lunas. The site commands extensive views of the Escandorgue, the Orb valley and south to the Mediterranean. The chapel appears ageless but was, in fact, completed in about 1870. The site has had religious significance for much longer. There was a hermitage here in the late VII century, one of five hermitages around Lodève mentioned in a papal bull of 884AD. The exterior is quite plain with a large porch and a round apse. A simple cross adorns the roof above the door. Inside, the apse is painted blue with a polychrome statue of St Amans on the simple altar. You can see more photos and read about other chapels on my chapels website. (Panasonic Lumix TZ10)