Chapelle des Marins

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France

Chapelle des Marins (The seamens' chapel) was built in the 11th century. The old church was torn down in 1864, but its Romanesque apse remains.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Captain Arawak (6 months ago)
You have to visit these sailors' chapels to become aware of the heavy price to pay to exercise this fascinating but extremely difficult and sometimes cruel profession. Having visited many chapels on the Atlantic coast, it still seems to me that the English Channel is particularly harsh.
David Leflamand (7 months ago)
Small chapel but big emotion. It pays tribute to all those who have disappeared at sea.
Emile Sohier (11 months ago)
Magnificent little chapel, with a great view!!
Nicolas Ruytenbeek (16 months ago)
A peaceful place that invites meditation, with a nice view of the island of Tatihou and the lighthouse of Saint-Vaast-la Hougue :-).
Roselyne Genest (19 months ago)
Simple but very beautiful chapel. The windows are well lit. Moving place.
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