A little jewel of Romanesque art in the Lauragais countryside to discover without delay!
The Notre-Dame de Noumérens chapel dates from the 3th century with archaic masonry from an earlier building as well as a half-buried door. Note a very beautiful Romanesque chrism above the entrance gate, that is to say the letters ki and ro, the first of “christos” and the very beautiful wall bell tower pierced with XNUMX campanar bays.
In the Middle Ages, this building was located on the salt road and the road to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle which goes from Arles to Toulouse.
This chapel was the subject of a restoration campaign from 2005. It was indeed very dilapidated in the mid-80s, and the roof had even ended up collapsing. It is a handful of volunteers, attached to their heritage who have, little by little, made sure that this pretty chapel can be visited again.
The church is located in the middle of the Lauragaise countryside: a dirt road provides access (in case of rain, do not venture there by car!)