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About this church, which my wife and I visited with our small tour group, I wrote, "Next went to Vals to see rock church, carved into side of mountain. Tiny, one-room museum. Lots of small artifacts. All identified but in French so couldn't read. Free...More
Pretty surroundings with wonderful views towards the Pyrenees and a play area for children just opposite. The church itself is of a very unusual design, being hewn out of the Rock and accessed by a cleft leading up through the rock. The Roman murals are...More
Eglise Notre-Dame in Vals is a very distinctive and beautiful church built into a rock in the small town of Vals, near Mirepoix. It stands high over the town and you have to walk through a cave-like passageway carved into the rock to ascend into...More
To get to the entrance, you have to walk up steps under and in between the rocks. The church itself is built on several levels. There are some fascinating frescoes as well. Quite an incredible thing to have built...Worth the visit..
What an amazing place. The fact that it is built out of the rocks is fascinating! Fantastic entrance! The church is on 3 levels, but a bit in disrepair. Gorgeous small village with a new cafe which I hope to try soon. Free entrance
We stopped off here on the way back from a day out at Foix. This little place was amazing! The entrance to the church is cut into the rock. From here you ascend the stairs into the church itself. The church is modest inside, look...More
In the middle of a tiny village, this church is incredibly beautiful. Subtearanian entrance, ancient paintings on the ceiling, cavernous interior. The church is really simple, but the atmosphere is so peaceful. If you can sing, and are alone, have a go! The reverb is...More