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La Chapelle des Penitents Blancs

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Address: Centre Ville, St-Paul-de-Vence, France
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A truly beautiful chapelle.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
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Mission, Canada
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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 visit the chapelle in a very peaceful manner. I highly recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the most moving, simple sculptures. From the outside, you would never expect what this interior... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was a chapel by Folon housed in a medieval chapel. It was beautiful and tranquil and a delight to discover.

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australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

You get a great feeling of calm in this restored Chapel. The colours are very calming and it is an interesting place to see.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

A small chapel in the heart of St Paul de Vence. Thoughtfully and beautifully decorated interior with a great feeling of calm while you are there. You can stay as long as you like and it is not expensive.

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