An important pilgrimage destination for 1000 years. Built on the site of a shrine to a Madonna, the shrine became famous for its healing powers, and is a stop on the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Campostela.

The dramatic setting of the village, climbing up a cliff side is best viewed from l'Hopitalet. The must-sees : the Notre-Dame chapel (Lady Chapel). There you'll find the Black Virgin, a slim, elongated silhouette in black wood. And, standing guard over the sanctuaries and village, the Château, the ramparts of which you can visit, provides a stunning panorama over the village.

It is an hour and a half drive from Seguinet but well worth the trip.

Posted by Tas Finnigan

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