Notre-Dame du Chêne chapel

Route de Vuarat
1616 Attalens

Notre-Dame du Chêne is a modest 19th century chapel embellished with contemporary elements. It is said that the sanctuary is built on the remains of a tree-worshipping cult.

An oratory for Our Lady of Good Council was attended here as early as the 18th century. The chapel we see today was solidly built from rubble stone in 1882. The porch and facade were modified in the 20th century. The light-filled interior is a surprisingly pleasant size. It was also in the first half of the 20th century that Henri Broillet's stained glass windows were installed. They evoke the litanies of the Virgin Mary. Another Fribourg resident, Yoki, also illustrated the life of Mary on ceramic panels.

The amazing Stations of the Cross (1959) is by the Fribourg artist Charles Cottet. It is very simple, painted on crate planks (packaging wood).

Route de Vuarat
1616 Attalens

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