Ardèche Grand Air is rich of religious heritage : chapels, churches and other sacred monuments will reveal all their secrets…
1 Sanctuaire de Notre Dame d'Ay
The sanctuary and its Gallo-Roman walls enclose the keep and the ancient buildings of Ay Castle, as well as the chapel. The latter houses a Black Madonna with Child dating from the 17th century - listed statue.
Saint-Martin church dates 1275. The front door, studded, said " foreclose " is of period. It was broken into March, 1906 during the inventory of church goods ensuing from the separation of the Church law of 1905.
12th century apse. The nave, the facade and bell tower are dated from the 14th century. The church was partially destroyed in the 16th century, thanks to Abbot Bobichon it regained its actual appearance between 1827 and 1861. The church is on the historic monument list since 1910.
Saint-Claire's chapel is Gothic style. It contains only a single nave. Over an old gate, there is a very beautiful oculus. It is originally the chapel of a convent reserved to the weathly girls of the city.
Every day throughout the year. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th. Ask M. Maurin (+33 (0)6 21 15 34 36), according to his availability.
13 Sainte Marie chapel
The last vestige of Sainte Marie Convent, built in the XVIIth century.
Rue Sainte Marie 07100 Annonay
All year round, daily. Only visible from the outside.
14 Notre-Dame de la Pitié bell tower
The chapel was built in 1619 but it was only in 1663 that we raised the tower to have a steeple on the chapel.