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Piédestal et falaises de Fontaneilles

The Pedestal of Fontaneilles

At the end of the 19th century, three priest (Abbot Lubac, abbot Cazes and abbot Pineau), undertook colossal project to set up a statue of the Virgin Mary on the Puech de Fontaneilles who can be seen by all the horizons, the Limestone plateau and Lévezou.
The construction was not easy. About ten workers got down to it during two years.
The villagers voluntarily participated to create an accessible path to transport the necessary materials for the construction of the site.
The water of a source discovered at the beginning of the path was collected in barrels and was use for the preparation of mortar. The stone was extracted and cut on the spot.
Once the Pedestal finished, it was only waiting on the Statue of the Virgin that was ordered in belgium and never came.
Swinle, lies, embezzlement, nobody knows what really happened.

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