Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe

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Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe Chapel

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.


  • La France en 365 Photos, 13 February.

Coordinates: 45°3′0″N 3°52′57″E / 45.05000°N 3.88250°E / 45.05000; 3.88250