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Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Mer - Cayeux-sur-Mer, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 11.100 E 001° 29.783
31U E 392656 N 5560282
Quick Description: [EN] The chapel was built in the 1860s with private funds (dues levied by the sailors on their fishing shares). [FR] La chapelle fut construite dans les années 1860 grâce à des fonds privés (cotisations prélevées par les marins sur leurs parts de pêche).
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/27/2018 6:26:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMXM0M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George
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Long Description:

This chapel was built in 1859 along the sea and its pebble cord overlooking the shore where fishermen landed their fish directly until the 1940s.

It was financed by fishermen and some well-off families. Enlarged in 1889, the tympanum of its porch is carved wood by the Abbe Boursin. This sculpture in "full wood and high relief" represents the miraculous arrival at the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer of the statue of the Virgin Mary.

Above the stage is engraved: "Stella Ave Maris, Dei Mater Alma", Hi, Star of the Sea, Mother of God (or Salvation, Star of the Seas, Augustus Mother of God) from Ave Maris Stella , a hymn dated from the 9th century. And on the boat, we read: "Our Lady of the Sea protects you".

Inside, among the stained glass windows, the one to the right of the choir is of origin and represents the grotto of Lourdes. Many models of fishing boats, ex-voto, hang from the wooded ceiling.

Our Lady of the Sea, dedicated to this chapel, is represented in stone in the form of a statue of the Virgin standing in a boat.

Sources : The Chapel

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Cette chapelle a été construite en 1859 le long de la mer et de son cordon de galets dominant la grève où les marins pêcheurs débarquaient directement leurs poissons jusque dans les années 1940.

Elle a été financée par les pêcheurs et certaines familles aisées. Agrandie en 1889, le tympan de son porche est en bois sculpté par l'abbé Boursin. Cette sculpture en "plein bois et en haut relief" représente l'arrivée miraculeuse au port de Boulogne-sur-Mer de la statue de la Vierge Marie.

Au-dessus de la scène est gravé : "Ave Maris Stella, Dei Mater alma", Salut, étoile de la mer, Mère nourricière de Dieu (ou Salut, étoile des mers, Auguste Mère de Dieu) tiré de L’Ave Maris Stella, une hymne datée du 9e siècle. Et sur la barque, on lit : "Notre-Dame de la Mer vous protège".

A l'intérieur, parmi les vitraux, celui à droite du chœur est d'origine et représente la grotte de Lourdes. De nombreuses maquettes de bateaux de pêche, des ex-voto, pendent du plafond boisé.

Notre-Dame de la Mer, à qui est dédiée cette chapelle, est représentée en pierre sous la forme d'une statue de la Vierge se tenant debout dans une barque.

Sources : La Chapelle

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Hours of Operation:
Every day from 9 am to 6 pm / Tous les jours de 9h à 18h


Admission Prices:
"Free"


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Not listed

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