Gallery: France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse ch...

An Oak tree in a small village in France has been carved to hold not one, but two chapels inside! Situated in Allouville-Bellefosse, this magnificent Quercus is France's oldest standing tree, and it has survived thousands of years of strong winds, electric storms, and many violent wars. Dubbed Chêne Chapelle (Oak Chapel), it hosts Notre Dame de la Paix and the Chambre de l'Ermite inside, providing hidden sacred spaces for worship in the very heart of the tree.

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