Notre Dame des Laves

Church of Notre Dame de Laves

The church of Notre Dame des Laves somehow miraculously survived a lava flow from the volcanic eruption in 1977. As the flow reached the church it split in two, went around the sides of the church and then rejoined, continuing its flow the other side. Locals believe that divine intervention saved the church. Inside the church you can see various stained glass windows that show the eruption, together with a lectern made from a log that was brought down in the lava flow.

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