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Saint Brice Chapel

The Saint-Brice chapel, attested in 1361, rises on a wooded hill at an altitude of 470 meters. It is located, isolated, 3 km north-east of the village of Oltingue in a clearing. Archaeologists have found around the site a Neolithic entrenchment, witness to the presence of man in these regions more than 4000 years ago.

It was partially rebuilt in 1669; Formerly Saint-Brice was a famous place of pilgrimage, appearing in 1576 on the map of Alsace under the name of Saint-Brixi 

55 iron ex-votos were discovered in 1910 in the attic and are now kept at the Strasbourg Archaeological Museum; in 1567 a hermitage stood near the chapel, now replaced by a farmhouse which attracts many tourists in fine weather.

A 3km walking circuit, lth big trees trail, allows you to take a pleasant walk under forest cover to discover in particular the largest beech in the canton of Solothurn.

Description

access:
  • By a dirt road
Location:
  • At the edge of the forest
Duration: 30 min
Type of place to visit
  • Religious site
  • catholic site
Restaurant on site:
  • Bar / Bar
  • Restaurant

Schedules

Weekly closing:
  • Monday

Contact

 Liebenswiller Route
68480 Oltingue

Information

TOWN HALL OF OLTINGUE
Place Saint Martin
68480 Oltingue
CallContact by phone
WebsiteSee website
Location:
  • At the edge of the forest

In images, in pictures

Chapel of Saint Brice d'Oltingue - © Vianney MULLERChapel of Saint Brice d'Oltingue - © Vianney MULLERChapel of Saint Brice d'Oltingue - © Vianney MULLERSaint Brice d'Oltingue Chapel - © OT Sundgau

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