LE Chêne Chapelle

The Chêne chapelle (lit. “chapel oak”) is an oak tree located in Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime, France.

The oak tree is between 800[1] and 1,200[2] year old. It is 15m high and its base has a circumference of 16m. Its hollow trunk hosts two chapels, which were built there in 1669: Notre Dame de la Paix (“Our Lady of Peace”) and the Chambre de l’Ermite (“Hermit’s room”). [2] A spiral staircase around the trunk provides access to the chapels.[1]

The oak is the site of a pilgrimage on August 15[1] (Assumption of Mary).



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