Chapelle de Glavenas

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This is a delightful small chapel built on top of a rocky hill with superb views across green fertile pastureland with trees and volcanic plugs. It is reached along narrow unclassified roads off the N88 at Bessamorel. There are a few pictures on the web, but virtually no written information about it.

There is some parking at the bottom of the hill by the restaurant and a few houses. The road climbs steeply round the hill to the church.

This was built in the 11thC and is a long low cruciform building with a short square tower above the south transept. Apart from the louvred bell window, it looks more like a fortified farmhouse than a church.

It was locked and there was a sign outside saying guided visits on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.

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