The chapel of the Black Penitents is part of the historical complex of Brancion square whose several buildings are currently affected by a settlement of soil. Its retreat from the facade of the church draws a small square.
The imposing façade of the church overlooks Brancion Square, a historic 18th century building.
Several gravity irrigation canals are located in the townof Saorge. A source or a stream feeds the catchments.
Some canals travel several kilometers between catchment and farmed areas.
There are spectacular sections of masonry vaults along the peaks, as well as roadside aqueduct bridges at Nocé and Bain du Sémite localities (Roya – Bendola confluence).
Because of its height and the visibility of three of its facades, the chapel is a landmark on Biancheri Square.
The church appears on a square lined with buildings of the seventeenth – eighteenth centuries.
The organ is at the back of the nave, on a large platform overlooking the main entrance.
See additional portfolio of each chapel in the description sheet.
The chapel and some houses are built above the church square, which they overlook.
The chapel is located on the roadside between two lanes. Located on a slope, its apse is buried in the ground.
The main facade of the Saint-Marc church overlooks a small square at the end of Piène-Haute. Its apse and presbytery are based on a steep cliff, 200 m above the Roya river. A narrow rocky passage leads to the old castle to the north.
The hamlet of Granile is on the south-facing slope of a ravine flowing towards the Paganin Gorges, in Roya valley. The hamlet is surrounded by gardens on terraces in a natural environment dominated by rocky ridges.
The Roya side old road of Tende Col develops its laces on the steep southern slope of the ridge.
Saint-Michel chapel is located in the center of the village of La Brigue, on the Nice Square (Place de Nice).