When you drive past something odd looking so go back later for a closer look….

Notre-Dame-des-Cyclistes Chapel

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In 1958, Father Joseph Massie had a vision! He wanted to turn this once neglected run down chapel into a chapel for cyclists (like they have in Italy apparently).

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On May 18, 1959, Pope John XXIII granted the wish of Father Massie by making the old chapel the National Shrine of Cycling and Cyclotourism under the protection of the Virgin: Our Lady of Cyclists.

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Since then it has become a museum to cycling with many famous cyclists donating their precious jerseys for display and thousands come here every year to pay their respects.

The tour de France has also been this way a few times in homage.

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Worth a visit for sure!