Corbiac chapel

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Corbiac chapel is a historic chapel and former monastery located in the French Pyrenees in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales, between the villages of Molitg-les-Bains and Mosset in the Pyrenees.[1]

The chapel

Its Gothic chapel was built in the 13th century with a single nave and equipped with a gallery from the late 16th century, and an apse decorated with frescoes from the 17th. At the end of the 16th century, the Trinitarian Order founded a monastery here. Several objects originating from the chapel are now preserved in the church at Mosset.[1]

In 1989, the buildings were bought by Rosemary Bailey, a British writer, and her partner. Their restoration of the property is described in Bailey's book, Life in a Postcard - Escape to the French Pyrenees.[2] They sold the property in 2006.

In 2000, the chapel was listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. It is privately owned.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Chapelle de Corbiac, French Ministry of Culture database (in French). Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  2. ^ Bailey, Rosemary, Life in a Postcard - Escape to the French Pyrenees, London, 2002: 37

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Coordinates: 42°39′35″N 2°21′50″E / 42.65972°N 2.36389°E / 42.65972; 2.36389