Chapelle Saint Joseph

  • Historic site and monument
  • Religious heritage
  • Chapel
place Joseph Girieud 04370 Colmars
Formerly the chapel of the "pénitents gris" (gray penitents), Saint Joseph's chapel, patron saint of travelers but above all of carpenters and lumberjacks, is a "Provencal Gothic" construction, a blend of Romanesque and Gothic art.
In 1672, a terrible fire destroyed the village of Colmars in just a few hours, burning down 400 houses, the parish church and not sparing St. Joseph's chapel!
It was therefore rebuilt on the foundations of the old chapel.
The building is wider than it is long, which is explained by the fact that there is only one opening and the altar must face the rising sun.
This is the chapel of the "pénitents gris" (grey penitents), who were in charge of ceremonial services, religious feasts and...
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Chapelle Saint Joseph
place Joseph Girieud 04370 Colmars
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Updated on 02 March 2023 at 09:34
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