Notre Dame du Tertre

A few years ago we visited Chatelaudren a small town in Brittany not far from where I had stayed with a family a long time ago. The reason this town is of interest is the 14th century chapel. It is kept locked up and the way in is at the townhall-cum-police office where you gain the key in exchange for your passport.

The whole ceiling is covered with paintings portraying the story of the martyrdom of St Margaret. The light is poor and it is difficult to get a good picture without professional lighting equipment. In this picture she is being summonsed to meet her future husband. You can see the courier pointing to tell her to go with him, and Margaret waving her hand in refusal. Her distaff indicates that she is unmarried.

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