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Chapel Our Lady of Fountains

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Chapel, Town of Art & History, 14th C, 15th C, 18th C, Classified in La Brigue
  • A chapel nestled in nature decorated with frescoes of the 15th century, built on the remains of a pagan temple overlooking the 7 springs whose mysterious intermittency was long attributed to the divine power...

  • Nicknamed "The Little Sastin of the Maritime Alps", this painted chapel is the distant heir to a sacred shrine built above seven intermittent springs.
    Many legends feed the history of this place and these springs, whose flow changes during the day bringing even more mystery.
    The first mention of the chapel dates back to 1375, two Renowned Piedmontese Italian painters at the time are called in order to create the decorations of the interior walls:
    Giovani Baleison who will adorn the heart...
    Nicknamed "The Little Sastin of the Maritime Alps", this painted chapel is the distant heir to a sacred shrine built above seven intermittent springs.
    Many legends feed the history of this place and these springs, whose flow changes during the day bringing even more mystery.
    The first mention of the chapel dates back to 1375, two Renowned Piedmontese Italian painters at the time are called in order to create the decorations of the interior walls:
    Giovani Baleison who will adorn the heart and then Giovani Canavesio for the whole of the nave. A total of 225m2 of frescoes will be created of remarkable realism and quality.
    A true comic strip, which will transport the visitor from the birth of Mary to her Assumption, the passion of Christ, the hanging of Judas and a spectacular Last Judgment of 35m2.
    An inauguration of the paintings will take place on October 12, 1492...
    Guided tours by reservation. Off-season with advance booking.
  • Environment
    • Mountain view
    • Town outskirts
    • River 5 km away
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Camper van reception area
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Rates
    Tiket : €4
    students: 3€

    Free for children up to 11 years old
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2022
    Closed On Saturday , On Sunday
    * From September 30: Access by reservation and subject to availability at the Tourist Office 4 €/ person
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