Chapelle Notre Dame des Auzils, Gruissan, France 

In 1080, the monks of Cassan Abbey, in the Hérault, set up a priory in La Clape. It welcomes travelers who walk on foot inhospitable massif.
The name “Dame dals Auzils” is given in 1223, when the monks of Boulogne, in Ariège, buy the priory.

The present chapel seems to have been built in 1635. Since then, it has been renovated and consolidated many times.

The building is not immune to moisture, many of its decorations including some ex-voto of great value are gradually invaded by mold.
Wishing to be helped for the renovation of these paintings, the inhabitants of the village manage to have classified the Chapel Historical Monument in 1964. In 1973 the Auzils site is classified as historical sites.
The choir of the church, strange and probably rare feature, is exactly built above a cave, the cave Saint-Salvaire. The choice of this location is certainly not due to chance.

Former place of worship, a capture of a tellurium (which relates to the earth) as is the case in other sanctuaries or choice of builders on a divine inspiration, that is enough to feed the imagination. But it is undeniable that to the great beauty of the place is added this ineffable feeling of well-being and strength.

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