Cross at the access to la Chapelle-Baloue

Identity card

Inventory number: # 31

Commune : La Chapelle-Baloue

Visibility : Cross visible from a public space

Presence of cupule : yes

Presence in the Napoleonic map : no

Dimensions* :

  • height : 80 cm
  • length of arms : 45 cm
  • thickness : / cm

Dating ? Function ?

To find out more, let's dig into the depths of the territory's history...



Cupule of 6 cm in diameter and 4 cm deep.

The master stone sculptor Didier FAUGUET says :
This cross is carefully carved on both sides. It has a large cupule.
Its rounded foot in "boletus" (mushroom) is particularly difficult to make, unless it was the natural shape of the stone used.
It is the work of a master.

* Characteristics recorded in 2013 by Noëlle BERTRAND and François TABOURDEAU

Restoration / Repairs

Date of restoration and/or repairs :

This cross was found by Mr. Lefort in the autumn of 1990, in the stonework of a road near a field called "The Field of the Cross".

It is still in danger.

It is located on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.
Pilgrims still stop here today to place a stone.

It should be moved a few metres to the right.

How it was made

Granite is ubiquitous here, it is everywhere in the fields

Each of the inventoried crosses was made by a different stonemason.

However, it seems that they all used the same model or « pattern ».

Each carver made his sculpture from some local granite stone known as a fieldstone.

Find out more with the expertise of Didier Fauguet, stone sculptor and carver.


Crozant type crosses are located between Oïl and Oc on the territory of the "croissant marchois".

This cross is located on the D72 when arriving at La Chapelle-Baloue from Crozant.

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Walks and Cycle rides

Cycle rides

You can discover this cross during the « Cyclo des croix de Crozant » ride available on izi.TRAVEL.

Below, you can start to learn more about this cross.