Chapelle de la Garoupe – a “divine” surprise.
If you do not immediately know what awaits you on the way up the steep Route du Phare, then you can look forward to a “divine” surprise. Here is the Chapelle de La Garoupe, a unique place with scenic views of the Antibes Juan-les-Pins district on one side and the entire coastline towards Nice on the other side.
In the square in front of the chapel you are welcomed by a nice little bistro – what more can you ask for😊
The Garoupe chapel consists of three buildings whose chronological age is difficult to determine: a tower, the Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde and the Chapelle Sainte-Hélène.
The tower may have been the first building, originally built of wood and then of mortar in the 15th century. The Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde was probably built in the late Middle Ages and then enlarged in 1520 after a donation from René de Savoie.
The Chapelle Sainte-Hélène was most likely built after the Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde. The two buildings have long been next to each other, but they are different and are connected from the outside by a veranda.
Chapelle de la Garoupe has two ships:
– The main nave dedicated to Notre-Dame de la Garde is decorated with a fresco by Jacques-Henri Clergues in 1952/1953 and inspired by two historical events: the visit of Pope Gregory XI to Antibes in 1376 and the donation of René de Savoie to expand the chapel in 1520.
– The secondary ship dedicated to Notre-Dame de Bon Port offers visitors a large 1948 fresco by the painter Édouard Collin.
The altarpiece that adorns the choir was made by master sculptor Joseph Dolle.
At the back of the Chapelle de la Garoupe is another smaller chapel Calvaire which can be seen by taking a small tour past the large Garoupe Lighthouse.
By Tommy Sverre – 2022
- Castles and palaces
- Churches & chapels
Gismondi Gallery Antibes
Gismondi Gallery in Antibes is pleased to be able to open its doors after 30 years of closure, reviving this mythical place with breathtaking art.
The Villa Eilenroc
The elegant and opulent Villa Eilenroc, in Antibes, had its heyday during the famous period, which the French refer to as “La Belle Époque” and is today open to the public.
The beautiful and almost magical chapel Saint-Bernardin is located in the middle of the old town of Antibes, and built on Roman foundations and dates from 1581.
Museum for History and Archeology
Historical objects dating back to Roman times are exhibited in the Bastion Saint-André built by the military architect Vauban in 1698 and which is a historical monument.
Chateau de la Garoupe
This magnificent property is today part of a legal settlement and has been seized by the authorities after the suicide of the Russian oligarch Berezovsky.
Picasso museum & Grimaldi castle
At one of the best-located addresses in the old town of Antibes is the Grimaldi Castle, which today houses the Picasso Museum.
Antibes is a mythical city with a long history dating back to antiquity to Grimaldi and Picasso. Go exploring with Antibes excursions.
The marine park is known for its great shows and educational activities. In addition to giving visitors an unforgettable experience, the park’s mission is to pass on…
It is now the giant figurehead of the bastion and today stands as a modern landmark for a city with an ancient history.
Château de la Croë
Watch the fantastic video of Roman Abramovich’s Château de la Croë, that he has spent more than 33 million euros on restoring.
This magnificent neoclassical church is built on the remains of a Roman temple dedicated to Diana and Minerva.
The statue of Poilu
Fort Carré also houses the monumental statue of “Poilu”, erected in honor of the soldiers who died for France during ..
Coastal walk around Cap d’Antibes
This coastal walk around Cap d’Antibes is simply fantastic and a pearl row of beautiful impressions awaits on the approx. 4.8 km long trip.
Fort Carré is one of Antibes’ historic landmarks and offers many experiences in one visit. The walk alone from Port Vauban, through the…
Antibes market – one of the best in the world
Antibes market – Marché Provencal Antibes, is in a class of its own. It has been placed on CNN’s top 10 list of the world’s best fresh markets.
The wash-house i Antibes
There were originally 3 wash-houses in Antibes, of which only this one located in rue du Lavoir, has survived