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Notre Dame des Fontaines

route Notre Dame des Fontaines, 06430 La Brigue, France
+33 4 93 79 09 34
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The word remarkable is overused.This place really is. Late medieval/early modern age frescoes (the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
andrewmpowell
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Menton, France
Roman Catholic Shrine

Notre Dame des Fontaines means Our Lady of fountains it is a Roman Catholic Shrine located in... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
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route Notre Dame des Fontaines, 06430 La Brigue, France
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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

1  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.

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.

Thank Katrien V
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

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.

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

1  Thank mmatteucci
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We walked to Notre Dame des Fontaines from La Brigue. There is an interesting story about an earthquake and a miracle which caused the people to build the church. It is a fairly simple church without gilt but with the most beautiful, colourful frescoes. I...More

1  Thank Gertie68
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I was very impressed this lonely church with old frescoes. You may take shots inside for free. There is a convenient place for picnics near the church on the river bank.

1  Thank Yakubson
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Beautifull fresco's about Jezus' passion and other fragments of the bible. Also the ceiling is painted.

Thank luc_verstraeten
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is typical of the Chapels one finds in Alps at the foot of high passes which enabled travelers of old either ask for or give thanks for safe passage. This Chapel has the most wonderfully calm atmosphere with grounds which are just great for...More

1  Thank keyhap
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