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Worth the hike from La Brigue

The owner of Hotel Fleur des Alpes recommended we walk to Notre Dame des Fontaines and it was a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Dover, New Hampshire
A sanctuary preserved!

The Notre Dame de Fontaines is place that needs to be visited! Located close to La Brigue and from... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Chapelle Accessible Uniquement Sur Rendez Vous En Période Hivernale De Mi-octobre A Mi-avril. Aucun Rdv Spontané - Pas De Prêt De Clé.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
route Notre Dame des Fontaines, 06430 La Brigue, France
+33 4 83 93 95 49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing old church with beautiful frescos and impressing art. Way off the turist mainstream in a side valley of the Roya valley you find this peaceful place

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The owner of Hotel Fleur des Alpes recommended we walk to Notre Dame des Fontaines and it was a great recommendation. The church is amazing inside and the walk was beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The Notre Dame de Fontaines is place that needs to be visited! Located close to La Brigue and from the coast of the Meditaranien a sturdy ride but absolute worthwhile. Amazing paintings from the 15th century preserved in an amazing way and still fully original.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 899janwillemg
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Unusual 15th century frescoes of the life of Christ and of the Judgment make this small chapel in the woods a fascinating stop, and a beautiful and calm respite. Books on the art and the the church's history are available. Check hours for visits online...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Riley K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The word remarkable is overused.This place really is. Late medieval/early modern age frescoes (the work by Canavesio in particular is exquisite ) in a quiet unprepossesing setting. The ability to view a pictorial representation of how artists represented and people viewed the Christian faith in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank andrewmpowell
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Notre Dame des Fontaines means Our Lady of fountains it is a Roman Catholic Shrine located in France very near the Italian Border La Brigue.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Small chapel with nice wall paintings, but not worth 4 euros per person. I would however recommend checking out the lower level spring.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank katrienv603
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Just a few kilometres from the quaint town of La Brigue is the little chapel Notre Dame des Fontaines. Although the frescoes by Giovanni Canavesio were painted in the 15thC, the church itself dates back to the 12thC and oral history would suggest that the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Tom_and_Pam_G
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The story about the place is very interesting. The place is mistical, little chapel in the middle of the green at the bottom of a valley. Feels like in the middle age.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Je I
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Great 6 km hike from La Brigue to this chapel. You need to check with the tourism office in town to get inside in the off season. We were able to join a group at the chapel and listened to the descriptions in French. The...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank mmatteucci
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