Chapel of Saint John

Chapel of Saint John ©
Chapel of Saint John © Jean-Luc ARMAND
Chapel of Saint John ©
Chapel of Saint John ©

Chapel of Saint John
Chapel of Saint John
Chapel of Saint John
Chapel of Saint John
The Saint-Jean chapel and its belvedere are among the key places in the Middle Durance

Description

The Saint-Jean chapel was built in 1668 by four brothers from the Ricard family. It has become a high place of pilgrimage since its creation. It is said that in 1753, a seven-year-old child was cured of an incurable disease on the day of the celebration of Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Bernar Venet, sculptor, now world-famous and local, created furniture in steel plates especially for the place: altar, benches, cross, stained glass...


To get there, two footpaths: one starting from the blâchon cemetery in Château-Arnoux, and the other way from the Saint-Jean reservoirs. It is possible to make a loop.
You can also get there by car, by the Saint-Jean tourist route which goes up just before the Camille Reymond college in Château-Arnoux.


Programme
Visit of the chapel on June 18 at 11:30 a.m. as part of the
Country and Mill Heritage Days: “To be and to be reborn”.
Mass of Saint John on June 18 at 18 p.m. followed by a convivial aperitif

Piano and mellophone concert on Thursday July 28 at 18 p.m. – entry 10 euros

Accordion concert on Thursday August 4 at 18 p.m. by a Ukrainian artist (in the hat)

Situation

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Opening

From 01/07 to 31/08, every Wednesday from 16 p.m. to 19 p.m.

Nearby

The Church of Our Lady of Consolation

Historic site and monument

Church of Saint Peter

Historic site and monument

Castle Restaurant

Hotel restaurant