Saint Anthony of Padua Chapel

The chapel is located on the roadside between two lanes. Located on a slope, its apse is buried in the ground.

Typology Building

Period Eighteenth, XXI

Accessibility No

Visitable No

The Saint Anthony of Padua chapel would have been built in the eighteenth century, after the destruction of the church of the Saint-Jean Priory in 1707, in order to meet the need for a district chapel.

The decoration of the semicircular pediment is compatible with this hypothesis.

This mall dimension rural chapel presents a single nave separated from a small choir with three sides by two pilasters and a doubleau bow.

Covered with a semicircular vault, it is protected by a roof currently made of canal tiles. A flat lateral pinnacle surmounts its main facade.

It is preceded by vaulted porch masonry, as seen in neighborhood chapels’ tradition. The initial porch with two semicircular arches was destroyed during the Breil station’s landscaping during the 1920s. A shorter canopy, with a basket handle arch, was then rebuilt.

Conditions of visit

By car: passing the railway crossing north of the train station on RD 6204 road, take Avenue de l’Authion to the junction of Madone du Mont road. Parking near the chapel.
On foot from the village: cross the Roya river by the bridge at the apse of the church, pass under the railway, turn right crossing the ravine. Follow Avenue de l’Authion to the chapel.
Authorized and easy access, nearby parking
Occasional public opening (events, parties)


Additional information


  • Botton Charles, Histoire de Breil et des Breillois, Les Editions du Cabri, Breil-sur-Roya, 1996.

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