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Miègecoste Chapel, Aspet: View, path leading up to the chapel
Miègecoste Chapel, which maintains a statue of a Black Virgin in its nave, dates from the fourteenth century. Destroyed during the French Revolution, it was rebuilt between 1820 and 1899. The name Miegecoste derives from "à mi-côte" or halfway up a hill which overlooks Aspet. The statue (made of wood, 160 cm high) dates from about 1680, replacing a Black Virgin of the 4th century. This copy was itself documented as a Black Virgin in 1682. The statue was hidden during the Revolution and survived. Apparently the chapel was already a pilgrimage destination for the surrounding area by the mid-15th century.