Limoges – Chapelle Saint-Aurélien

I visited the Rue de la Boucherie earlier in the week, but this chapel wasn’t open at the time. It was originally constructed in the fifteenth century to replace an earlier church nearby, which has long been lost under other buildings. It was later closed down during the French Revolution, and purchased by the guild of butchers.

The church

The church is small, evident by that I’m actually standing in the entrance to the building to take this photo. It’s brighter than the photo suggests, although it still feels an intimate place of worship.

The altar, which is where the historic relics owned by the church are kept for safety.

Above are two of the statues in the church.

A photo taken looking back towards the entrance, with the spiral staircase on the right and the balcony above.