Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation, French Heritage monument to Thiezac

We find in the canton of Life, Notre-Dame de Consolation, above the borough of Thiezac, vault which has old frescos worthy of attention, and which formerly had a miraculous image of the Virgin.

According to the oral tradition, this vault would have been built at the 15th century following an appearance of the Virgin and with discovered of a statuette this site has. It was increased with the west and borer of a gate in 2nd half of the 17th century. Later, after the revolution (19 meadow year II is 1794), the vault which was then a place of pilgrimage is rebaptisee temple of the Reason of the Mountain.

It is on a shaded hillock of old limes and creusee of a cave known as '' of the Hermits '', the vault, of a very rustic aspect, dominates the village. The interior is announced by the forty-five tables or medallions frame the rinceaux one, foliages and heads of angels, painted on wood at the 17th century, which decorate all the vault. At the time of the pilgrimage, the miraculous statue is descended from the church.

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation
Crédit photo : (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation, thiezac)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation, According to tradition oral chapel built in the 15th century (?) as a result of an apparition of the Virgin and the discovery of a statuette at this location; (...) Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation, French Heritage monument to Thiezac thiezac, cantal

Location and general information

  • identifier : 15143
  • item : Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Consolation
  • Location of the building :
    • Auvergne
    • Cantal
    • Thiézac
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 15236
  • Zip code of the municipality : 15450
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : chapel
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Investigation : 1973
  • Date of protection : 1980 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1996/03/07

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 6 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • rubble
    • ashlar
    • stone
    • andesite
    • tuff
    • trachyte
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • round butt
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • shale coverage
  • Other about the composition roofs : 2 modes of coverage are listed
    • barrel vault semicircular
    • cul-de-four
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • The decor consists of 'painting'
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : public property
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Bussac Georges de
    • Uzu Françoise
  • Mérimée reference : IA00131409

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