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This chapel was built during the 17C as an oratory for the Black Penitents, a confraternity dedicated to helping the poor and sick and burying the dead. Its remarkable painted ceiling depicts religious scenes. At the centre is the cross as it appeared to the Emperor Constantine (represented kneeling), adopted by the order as their symbol. Elsewhere are depicted Constantine's mother Helena and the Twelve Apostles. The chapel has a sumptuous 18C altarpiece in painted wood.

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  • Address : bd de Haute-Guyenne F - 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue12200Villefranche-de-Rouergue
  • Phone : 05 65 45 13 18
  • E-mail : infos@villefranche.com
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  • Prices : 4 € (children 2.50 €)

Opening hours :

  • mid Jul-mid Aug: 10.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-6pm; early-mid Jul and mid-end Aug: 10.30am-noon, 2pm-6pm; Jun and Sep: 2pm-6pm; Oct: Thu, Fri and Sat 2pm-5pm; Autumn school hols: daily except Sun 2pm-5pm

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : As a couple


    Même si on n'aime pas le baroque, l'intérieur de cette chapelle est à voir absolument. Un ensemble saisissant et on ne se lasse pas d'admirer un plafond de toute beauté. Une petite merveille!


    Commentaires longuets, pour ceux qui viennent simplement voir, sans nécessairement vouloir acquérir une maîtrise sur les pénitents noirs.

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