Historic site and monument
in Le Puy-en-Velay

Chapelle des Reliques

Access to the chapel of relics is via the north aisle of the cathedral. This room occupies one of the upper floors of the so-called “machicolation” building built in the 12th century and which was the Chapter library.
You can admire in the chapel a fresco on the Liberal Arts which dates from the 15th century
During its restoration in the 19th century, Prosper Mérimée discovered the fresco incomplete, 4 arts instead of 7: grammar, logic, rhetoric and music.
The choir of the chapel is adorned with a beautiful golden altarpiece from the 17th century and on which rests a copy of the black virgin sculpted by Philippe Kaeppelin according to the indications provided by the geologist Faugeas de Saint-Fons. The original was burned on June 8, 1794 by revolutionaries.
We speak French

Themes:

  • Religious Heritage
  • Chapel

Visit

Average duration of the individual visit: 15 min.
Average duration of the group visit: 20 min.

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours permanently

Opening

Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen
7:00 a.m. – 20:00 p.m. in summer
8:00 a.m. – 19:00 p.m. in winter

Prices

Free

Services

Home animals

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Address

inside Puy Cathedral
43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
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