this picture and the next one (September 2019) from Facebook
Life and works
When wandering around in the local woods, he used to collect (big) stones and bring them home. Kind of a facteur Cheval, but then Piquemal didn't transport the stones in a wheelbarrow, but in his 2CV.
picture from weblog Hérault insolite
In addition to stone sculptures, various parts of the complex have been decorated with predominantly small-scale iron sculptures, as in the picture above
Artists from the region, who felt inspired to assist in embellishing the chapel, provided glass stained windows.
Father Piquemal passed away in 2001
picture from the weblog "Bienvenue chez Isdael"
* The website of the department has the story and more photographs
* The website Archilibre has a page (in french) about the chapel, with photographs and a slide show
* Illustrated entry on the weblog Bienvenue chez Isdael (jan 2011)
* Scenes of the site on the South France trip video by Serflac (YouTube, starts at 1.32.51, cannot be embedded here)
Notre Dame de la goutte
Montardit, dept Ariège, region Occitanie, France
open for the public