Bell tower Saint Jean

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, listed, Roman, 11th C, 12th C in Breil-sur-Roya
  • This bell tower with its twin openings, very characteristic of the first Romanesque art, is the only surviving vestige of the ancient priory Sanctis Johannes.
    It is not visited but is visible from the road.

  • The chapel and annexes were destroyed in 1707 by the army of Prince Eugene retreating after their defeat before Toulon.

    Philippe de Beauchamp says "early 12th-century bell tower, vestige of a Benedictine church still in use in 1667, destroyed in 1707 by the Imperials, set in a beautiful site".
    According to Charles Botton, the chapel was destroyed in 1707.
    Gave its name to the Saint Jean district
    Tegulae incorporated into the bell tower
    Ancient tombs found in the district.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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