Within walking distance from the slopes in Valfréjus sits a hidden chapel that’s been on this site for six centuries. The first construction of Notre-Dame du Charmaix was in 1401, built to house a Black Madonna, and although the chapel has been through many transformations, its essential character seems to remain timeless.
Plaques on the outside are a slightly more contemporary recognition ritual. Many of these date from the first half of the twentieth century.
This old-fashioned iron “tronc” is where you can drop coins and it goes into a large, secure area deep inside. Don’t forget to leave a donation to the chapel on your way out!