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Notre-Dame du Mont Chapel

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Baroque, Gothic, 19th C, 11th C, 13th C, 16th C, 18th C, Classified in Breil-sur-Roya
  • Located on a beautiful site of the Breilloise olive grove, the chapel incorporates Romanesque apses, Gothic portals and a Baroque bell tower around its three Romanesque naves with baroque decorations.

  • The attic of the chapel is home to bats in summer, protected by the Natura 2000 programme and the Mercantour National Park.

    The Madonna of the Mount has a basilical plan with a central nave and two collaterals. Three apses in the cul de four extend the three naves. The structure of the main nave is supported by high walls above the arcades that separate it from the collateral. This nave is illuminated by side bays in the upper part. The collaterals, lower, are covered with "shed" frames....
    The attic of the chapel is home to bats in summer, protected by the Natura 2000 programme and the Mercantour National Park.

    The Madonna of the Mount has a basilical plan with a central nave and two collaterals. Three apses in the cul de four extend the three naves. The structure of the main nave is supported by high walls above the arcades that separate it from the collateral. This nave is illuminated by side bays in the upper part. The collaterals, lower, are covered with "shed" frames. They are illuminated by oculus at the top of each facade. The side bell tower rebuilt in the early seventeenth century, is partly located in the south apsidiol which remains partially legible inside.

    A semicircular vaulted porch was built west of the central nave in the early 17th century. It was raised by the creation of a small dwelling around 1830. A masonry cistern of the same period adjoins it to the north. A semi-elliptical forecourt is located at the front of the side gate, north of the building.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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