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Monestiès is a little village 15km (aound 9 miles) west of Cordes Sur Ciel.
It belongs to "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" group.
The little medieval town was formed around a former hospital for the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. For some unfortunate one it was their last stop as attested by the old cemetery right next to the hospice (now transformed in a garden).
The modest hospital building, that in time became the Saint Jacques chapel, houses now one of the most outstanding statuary group of the region.
The sculptures dating from the 15th century and wonderfully preserved represent three scenes of the Passion of Christ. Made of polychrome stone, the statues hover in their style over the boundary between the middle ages and the Renaissance

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