been going uphill for ages, so
coming out of Saffloz it
was nice to freewheel for a
change. Eventually the slope was
so steep the road kept doubling
back, and heading down into the
beautifully named Chevrotaine I
almost missed this chapel as I
swept round the corner into the
tiny, pretty village.
from a fairly recent reroofing,
the chapel is in a bit of a sorry
state, and it isn't clear to me
if it is still in use. It seems
to be attached to the large house
beside it, which I assume was
once a convent, but now appears
to be a private house; either
that, or nuns have started
driving Mercedes cars.
single, barred gothic window at
the east end contains the damaged
glass of a bishop. It appeared
that both glass and tracery are
19th century. There was no
obvious way inside, but I assume
that if you were keen enough you
could ask at the house.
bit further down the hill is a
desperately sad war memorial -
how can a place so tiny have lost
so many young men?
Saint-Claude, Chevrotaine, is
located on the D74 between
Doucier and le Frasnois. It is at
the northern end of the village.
It appears to be redundant, and
in the ownership of the nearby