Scattered throughout the department of Hérault, in Languedoc, France, are many isolated chapels. Some of these date from the XII century or earlier. Many are in beautiful locations on hilltops or hidden in wooded valleys. Others are hidden in the villages and towns of the region. This website illustrates and comments on some of the most beautiful, interesting or historically important of these chapels.
For the most part town churches are omitted but some other sacred buildings are included. These may be hermitages, ruined monastic structures or other such sites.
You can follow through page by page, locate the chapels on an interactive map, see a list of featured chapels or search by location.
This is a work in progress and will develop over the coming months. I would be pleased to receive any comments, particularly if you know of a chapel that you think should be included or if you can add to or correct the information on the website. Please note that the site is designed for a 1024x768 display or larger and contains many photos which are best viewed using full or true colour mode.
A version of the site in French will follow at a later date.
I hope you enjoy your exploration as much as I have.
George Mahoney, Lamalou-les-Bains, 2008.
29/11/2008 Initial release of website with 12 chapels illustrated
6/12/2008 3 chapels added, making a total of 15
20/12/2008 1 chapel added, making 16
9/01/2009 3 chapels added, making 19 in all
8/03/2009 2 chapels added, that's 21 now
8/06/2009 5 chapels added making a total of 26