The Little Chapel is oddly both kitsch and enchanting. The building is a complete church in miniature, and claims to be the smallest church in the world. It’s modelled on the grotto in the Church of Lourdes and every square inch is encrusted with seashells, coloured pebbles and china and glass fragments.
There’s no denying it is utterly bonkers and serves no real purpose, but it’s a popular spot for tourists.
The chapel is the third in a series of mini-chapels built on the site by a monk, Brother Deodat, in 1923-39 (a fellow monk added final touches in the years to 1965).
I can’t help but think that Brother Deodat might have made better use of his time by ministering to his flock.