Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe, Le Puy-en-Velay

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A fascinating little pilgrimage chapel, Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe was built in 962 CE atop an 85 m (279 ft) high volcanic formation needle. To reach the chapel, you need to climb 268 steps carved into the rock. Façade stonework illustrates themes from Genesis and Revelation with five reliefs beneath each arch representing Creation and Redemption. The upper walls inside the pyramid vault are covered in 10th century frescoes. A niche in the right wall of the sanctuary displays sacred artifacts discovered in the altar in 1955, including an 11th century wooden crucifix. Plan trip to Le Puy-en-Velay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • City of le Puy in Velay, a visit, Center City to the old wooden storefronts, but watch out for the traffic plan.
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  • Visitor or pilgrim of the city of le Puy in Velay, don't forget to climb the 268 steps representing a height of 82 m to reach the abode of St Michel and angels who will welcome you and will amaze you by its simplicity and the beauty of the place.
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  • Fantastic as all places dedicated to the Prince of Angels from Saint michael's mount in Cornwall to Mont saint michel to the Sacra di san michele in Turin to monte Sant'Angelo in Apulia and then on Symi is a succession of special places from where it is easier to understand for za of the sword that sinks Lucifer. . Here too we must climb up a rock to enjoy the view and on the portal of the chapel enjoy symbols and images that take you back to the dawn of the Christian faith.
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