The chapel Notre-Dame-de-Beaumont

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The chapel of le Châtelard

Le Châtelard chapel contains remarkable mural paintings in the apse. They evoke scenes from the New Testament, the Magi and Annunciation to Resurrection. You can also admire a wooden "Virgin and child seated" statue of the Gothic time and a latin inscription of an application of mass by Isabelle D'Harcourt (1433) the widow of the last Lord of Thoire-Villars.

Brief summary of history

In 1318, Beaumont was set on fire and partly destroyed the Chapel. At the beginning of the XVth century, it is redesigned in Gothic style and it consists of a span choirs which opened two side of the chapels forming a transept and a five sided apse. In 1976, the Chapel is threatening to collapse completely and important work of consolidation and restoration were undertaken.

The legend

A night at la Chapelle-du-Châtelard, some say, seeing the ghost of a woman, wandering the streets. She would join the fountain of the village to wash bloody clothes. What was behind this White Lady? Many see Lucie de Bréhéville, a woman who had murdered her father because he objected to her marriage. This strange character is still a mystery.

Find the Chapel

The Chapel is located in the commune of La Chapelle du Chatelard (near the village of Marlieux). From the Church of La Chapelle du Chatelard located on a crossroads take the D27 towards Marlieux, then the first road right on 2.7 kilometres.


Self-guided tours: every day from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm.

From November 1 to March 31 on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Useful information :

Address :
01240 La Chapelle-du-Châtelard

Good to know :
Town Hall of La Chapelle-du-Châtelard Village
01240 La Chapelle-du-Châtelard
Tel. 33 (0) 9 75 52 83 13

Free of charge.

Where to stay:

All accommodation

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