Croix d’accès à la Chapelle-Baloue

Fiche d’identité

Numéro d’inventaire : # 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.

Cependant, il semble qu’ils aient utilisé the same model ou “patron”.

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

Find out more with l’expertise de Didier Fauguet, stone sculptor and carver.


Les croix de type Crozant sont implantées entre Oïl and Oc sur le territoire du “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

Vous pourrez découvrir cette croix pendant la balade “Cyclo des croix de Crozant” disponible sur izi.TRAVEL.

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