The Little Chapel, Guernsey

This is such a special place for me. I used to come here all the time as a child. It was like a tiny palace with such intricate detail and beauty.

It is considered to be the smallest chapel in Europe and potentially the world. Anyone taller than myself, at 5 ft 1″ [and a bit], will have to constantly be in a slight squat as they explore the non-denominational chapel in the Les Vauxbelets valley.

The build started in 1914 by Brother Déodat with the aim of producing a miniature version of the Rosary Basilica.

I had no idea however that it was demolished twice before producing the building that still stands today. It was originally built with the dimensions of 9 ft long and 4.5 ft wide but today it was thankfully built a little larger at 16 ft long by 9ft wide. The intricate tourist attraction is decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china.

I mean look at those pieces…

The Little Chapel even featured in the Guernsey Monopoly board game!

Have you visited Guernsey or The Little Chapel before?

Until next time,

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