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La Chaire du Désert

A rare piece of woodwork awaits at the Temple: La Chaire du Désert. The chair was used for clandestine cults who were worshipped in the "desert" (the great outdoors) after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes from 1685 to 1787.

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During this period, the Protestants, who no longer existed legally, used to celebrate their clandestine services in the countryside in deserted areas at the risk of being surprised by the King's dragoons. They built pulpits that they installed during the services. This "chaire du desert" recalls that painful page in the history of the Protestants of France.


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Throughout the year : open daily.

La Chaire du Désert

La Chaire du Désert
07240 Chalencon

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