Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe

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Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe
Aiguilhe - Chapelle St-Michel - JPG1.jpg
AffiliationCatholic Church
LocationAiguilhe, Le Puy-en-Velay, France
Height (max)85 metres (279 ft)

Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe (St. Michael of the Needle) is a chapel in Aiguilhe, near Le Puy-en-Velay, France. It was built in 969 on a volcanic plug 85 metres (279 ft) high.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Eglise Saint-Michel". Retrieved 22 July 2016.

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