The Church Notre Dame De Mailhat



This is a beautiful church famous for the quality and diversity of its sculptures on the porch, the apse and the choir.

The church, built mainly in arkose, was built in the last third of the 12th century; preceded by a sanctuary given to the Cluny Abbey of Sauxillanges in the 11th century, it was fortified and raised in the late Middle Ages, and enlarged with side chapels in the 15th century. Classified as a Historical Monument in 1859, ND de Mailhat has a single nave plan and a half-timbered apse. An abundant decoration is found outside with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic heads on capitals and modillions. A man holding a purse, a fish, a woman nursing snakes frame the south door, adorned with Romanesque paintings and Gothic decoration. Inside, the motifs of the mermaid, eagles and griffins remind us of the influence of Antiquity during this Roman period. Dating from the 15th century, the bases of the south chapel, whose execution is remarkable, represent the angels who carry the instruments of passion.

  • Themes:religious heritage, church


  • Roman
  • Cluny place
  • Classified


Free of charge.


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  • Picnic area
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Educational visits
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours


From 01/11/2023 to 31/03/2024, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.

From 01/04 to 31/10/2024, daily between 8 am and 8 pm.

From 01/11 to 31/12/2024, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.

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