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La Chapelle des Penitents Blancs

Centre Ville, St-Paul-de-Vence, France
+33 4 93 32 68 04
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A haven of peace

Situated in the centre of St-Paul-de-Vence village about 30 minutes out of Nice, the chapel... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen P
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Canberra, Australia
Stunning chapel

You feel so peaceful when you enter this place. It is stunning with its beautiful mosaic, the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Antares2312
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Centre Ville, St-Paul-de-Vence, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Situated in the centre of St-Paul-de-Vence village about 30 minutes out of Nice, the chapel exterior matches all the other buildings. But the interior of this chapel surpasses everything we saw in the village. It is a wonderful of sanctuary of peace and tranquility. there...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

You feel so peaceful when you enter this place. It is stunning with its beautiful mosaic, the paintings and the sculpted altar. We were given explanations in English which were to be returned after the visit. The price was included with the entry to the...More

Thank Antares2312
Reviewed 31 July 2017

There's not much to say. It's a pretty open chapel with some interesting art and sculpture. Interesting and free to see with the Cote d'Azur card. Only takes a few minutes to glance at. Not something I'd consider a must-see in St-Paul-de-Vence.

Thank Warner S
Reviewed 18 November 2016

La Chapelle des Penitents Blancs is a very beautiful place to visit. The themes represented in the paintings and the incredible mosaic are graceful. The chapelle is currently closed for the month but if you take the tourist office's guided tour, you are able to...More

1  Thank dreamingofavignon
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is one of the most beautiful spaces I have ever seen. Designed by Folon for the White Penitents (an order of priests). It is a light-filled space with the most stunning Ravenna mosaic. There are eight lovely oil murals, three stained glass windows, and...More

2  Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Really worth a little peek. Very unique for a religious building. The artist Folon is very present in the region

Thank ivbb
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Go, it's worth 4 euros (and you get into the local museum), the artwork,meaning is simply stunning and very worthwhile spending a 20 to 30 minutes inside

Thank realsanityclause
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Don't be deceived by the exterior of La Chapelle des Penitents Blancs. A wonderful surprise awaits you. Jean-Michel Folon's decoration-composed of a Ravenna-technique mosaic, four stained glass windows, two sculptures, and eight wall oil paintings-creates a brilliantly-colored, light-filled, spiritually-uplifting interior.

2  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Lovely pictures and an amazing mosaic in this small chapel. On entering you have a great impression of light. The same ticket gets you entry to the museum which holds a series of historical tableaux.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 9 July 2016

In the midst of a medieval town one comes across a beautiful modern chapel. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves for a quarter-hour. There's a sense of peace and calm that one can just breath in. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank RayleighR
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