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Chapelle des Penitents Noirs
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Owner description: Monument classé, site incontournable dans la région, est un chef d’oeuvre de l’art Baroque du XVII ET XVII siècle. Vous découvrirez l’histoire de cette confrérie grâce à un commentaire sonore qui évoque le contexte de la Contre Réforme et son mode de fonctionnement. De taille modeste, vous serez surpris par la sobriété extérieure du monument avec son double clocheton et son plan en forme de croix grecque. Le décor intérieur de la chapelle, vous éblouira par la profusion de ses représentations figuratives, son grand retable en bois sculpté, doré à la feuille, illustrant des scènes de la Passion du Christ. La voûte, rehaussée de couleurs vives, fait référence au culte de la Croix. Venez découvrir un trésor de l’art Baroque!
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing chapel. A little more about the Black Penitent movement would have been useful but I looked it up later so no loss. An awful lot of work to make but well done the City for preserving it all.
The lady on reception gave useful advice for us to make the most practical method of visiting. She also suggested other places to visit in the area.

Thank Paul F
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Tourisme-12200, Gérant at Chapelle des Penitents Noirs, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Hello,

Thank you for your comment, it is true that this chapel is exceptional. Our guides are happy to make it known and to inform you for other discovery of the region.

Best regards,

The Tourist Office team

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

What a find, we visited here in September and was lucky enough to find it was the European Heritage day so evry place visited was free, however if you are in Villefranche this is well worth seeing for the decor. Don't be put off by the exterior, inside is another world. I haven't posted photos because you really need to see for yourself.

Thank rosakins
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Tourisme-12200, Gérant at Chapelle des Penitents Noirs, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for your comment !
This chapel is truly amazing, and from the outside, we do not expect such a rich interior ...!
See you in Aveyron.
The team of Villefranche de Rouergue Tourist Office

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Splendid interior.

We had a detailed audio commentary in French; not sure if there's an English option but there is an English leaflet.

You can get a combined ticket for this, the Chartreuse and a couple of others (4 for 3).

Thank roobee55
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is an excellent church to visit to get a grasp of the dark History of medieval times in the Ayeron. Beautiful paintings and displays dipicting the hard times of VilleFranche and its interesting history.

Thank Charlotte C
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

For penitents they looked after themselves well - this is a beautiful interior; charming, intimate and warm. A great place for peaceful reflection and to admire the beauty

Thank Nigel B
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