Saint-Antoine l’Ermite Chapel (Saint Anthony the Hermit)

The chapel, which overlooks the Roya river, is part of the old rampart. It is side by side with the vestige of an old guard tower. It is halfway between the last houses of the village and the Genoa Gate (medieval gate).

Typology Building

Period XVII, XXI

Accessibility No

Visitable Yes

The Saint-Antoine l’Ermite chapel is located at the south-east exit of the village, near the Genoa gate. Until the end of the 19th century, each door of the village was associated with a chapel: San Sebastián to the north (Porte de Turin) and Saint-Bernard to the south-west (Porte de Nice). The travelers could place themselves under the protection of the saint before their trips.

The first construction of the chapel seems to date from the fifteenth century. It is known that it was “raised” in 1613, and then enlarged and raised in 1847, which doubled its surface.

The ground level of its single nave with flat bedside is below the path.

The chapel has a simple nineteenth century decoration, trompe l’oeil, neo baroque cornices and false marbles. The canvas of the altarpiece represents a Madonna and Child between St. Eloi and St. Anthony.

The brotherhood of St. Anthony installed its headquarters in the chapel of St. Anthony the Hermit, south of the village, two years after its reconstruction in 1615.

Conditions of visit

The chapel can only be reached by foot, taking the narrow streets south of the village, then a flat path towards the Genoa Gate.
Limited access due to the nature of the pedestrian route, but the trail is slightly hilly.
Occasional public opening (events, parties)


Additional information


Non documenté.

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