Carcassonne Day Two : Chapelle Notre Dame de la Santé


Located by the River Aude is this small chapel which was first constructed in 1497, near to the city’s hospital. It was extended in the sixteenth century but during the French Revolution it was sold off and became a residential property. The church was able to buy it back in the middle of the nineteenth century and restore it back to being a church.


My photo of the interior is rather blurry unfortunately, but it gives the general impression. Nothing survives of the pre French Revolution interior, but the Madonna with Child statue at the altar is from the period just after it became a church again in the nineteenth century.


The church is also one of the starting points for the Camino de Santiago.