Found project: Chapelle Saint-Pierre


    Project : Chapelle Saint-Pierre

    Language variant : Saint Peter's Chapel

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 14th c.

    Locality : Villefranche-sur-Mer

    Country : France

    Building style : Romanesque

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    Description :

    "This Romanesque chapel (fourteenth century) is dedicated to St. Peter, patron saint of fishermen. Place of worship at the beginning, it then serves as a reserve for fishing gear (nets, etc.). It also houses the probity of the fishermen. In 1957, after numerous stays at the Hotel Welcome, Jean Cocteau (writer, filmmaker, painter), decided, in agreement with the fishermen, to redecorate, as a sign of friendship, the Chapel (exterior and interior). We can now view there passages in the life of St Peter, the candlesticks of the Apocalypse (from the ovens of Valbonne), local scenes (tributes to the Saintes Maries de la Mer and the Demoiselles of Villefranche)."

    http://www.villefranche-sur-mer.fr/pages/tourisme/decouverte_villefranche/historique/patrimoine/contenu_patrimoine_chapelle.htm (July 6, 2011).

    Ed. and trans. Adzhoa Makkonen



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