Churches and chapels

Groene kapel Villécloye

Chapelle Sainte Ernelle – Villécloye

Set amongst chestnut and linden trees, this chapel to Sainte Ernelle is a haven of leavy nature. The water from its fountain is said to cure eye and skin diseases. read more

Mont-devant-Sassey – church

Église Notre-Dame de Mont-devant-Sassey
  • Sep 10, 2017
  • 1117

Église Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Mont-devant-Sassey.
Built in the Argonne foothills during the 11th and 12th centuries, the Church of Our Lady of MONT-DEVANT-SASSEY is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Lorraine. Despite lengthy periods of construction, wars and plundering, it has maintained its architectural integrity and sober elegance. read more

Basilica of our Lady in Avioth

Basilica of our Lady in Avioth
  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 778

Near Avioth, at the beginning of the 12th C, shepherds discovered another sta¬tue of the Virgin and Child. This town also became a popular place of pilgrimage, and a magnificent basilica was built there, a disconcerting building in such a simple place. Dating from the 13th to 16th Cs, its graceful architecture makes it an impressive and exhilarating Gothic masterpiece. The exquisite stone lacework of the adjacent Recevresse, built to receive dona-tions from the pilgrims, is unashamedly Flamboyant Gothic. read more

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