Cathédrale, Mirepoix

This page was last updated on 7th April 2004.

medium glazed pattern on nine tiles
diameter 60 cm (according to Verbrugge )
position in the Chapelle Ste.-Agathe above the entrance porch of the cathedral
orientation not known
layout anticlockwise; ¼,¼,½,½,¼, 3(¼,½,¼,½,¼,½,¼), ¼,¼,¼,½,½; I5,I,I5,4O,4I,10O,6I,O3,3O,11I; circular.
See the note below.
local information (from postcard) "Le Labyrinthe de la Cathédrale de Mirepoix Chapelle "Ste-Agathe" - 1537 est le dernier qu'on ait posé en France et dans tout l'Occident sur le sol d'une Eglise" Gratien Leblanc "The maze of Mirepoix Cathedral in the chapel of St. Agatha (1537) is the most recent to be placed on the floor of a church in France and in all of the West." Gratien Leblanc

I cannot claim to have seen this maze myself, since the chapel in which it is located is not open to visitors. My diagram is copied from a postcard (on sale in the cathedral).

I am very grateful to Jo Edkins for pointing out that, with the minor alterations illustrated here, this maze can be turned into a double standard one.


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