The Saint-Jean Chapel

The Saint-Jean Chapel

The Saint-Jean chapel with colorful frescoes
The Saint-Jean Chapel was built in 1674 and then destroyed by a hurricane in 1925. In 1959, the chapel was given new life thanks to the parish priest of Tourettes-sur-Loup, the canon Viale.

Fundraising and restoration
With the help of donations from the city’s citizens and after reconstruction, the restored chapel was inaugurated on October 18, 1959.

The walls have been restored since 2005 and adorned with frescoes by the artist Ralph Soupault.

The paintings represent the life and landscapes of Tourettes-sur-Loup as well as biblical scenes from both the New and Old Testaments.

By Tommy Sverre / 2020

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Castles and palaces

Domaine des Courmettes

Domaine des Courmettes is located at the foot of the Pic de Courmettes at an altitude of 850m and is a great starting point for both picnics and hiking.

Churches & chapels

The sundial in church Saint-Grégoire

The sundial is recognized as one of the very first instruments that men used to measure the passage of time because of its simplicity.

Wash-houses

Wash-house on Route de Vence

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Churches & chapels

The Church Saint-Grégoire

Cool in summer and warm in winter. Hospitable and peaceful. The parish church of the Provencal medieval village of Tourettes-sur-Loup always welcomes you…

Aqueducts

The red olive mill wheel

The mills were powered by water from an aqueduct, which can still be seen today. It stretches in an arc over the old transport route to Vence, today rue de la Bourgade.

Hiking

Hike Pié Martin

This nice, cozy and moderate hike of 7.5 km. starts in the center of Tourettes-sur-Loup

Museums

Bastide aux Violettes

The museum allows you to discover the history of the Tourrettes, its terroir, all uses of the violet flower and to observe the cultivation methods and the flower in..

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Vence

Hike to Saint-Paul de Vence

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Vence

Saint Elisabeth chapel

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Saint-Paul de Vence

The Collegial Church

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Saint-Paul de Vence

The Cemetery of Saint-Paul de Vence

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Saint-Paul de Vence

Célestin Freinet school

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Saint-Paul de Vence

The Folon chapel – The White Penitents

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Vence

The Museum of Vence

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Vence

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Vence

Gombrowicz Museum

Dedicated to the Polish master writer Witold Gombrowitz and beautifully situated in Villa Alexandrine.

Saint-Paul de Vence

The Maeght Fondation art museum

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Chapel Pénitents Blancs

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