Saint Christina Chapel

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Saint Christina chapel gave its name to the massif it dominates. A magnificent view embraces the horizon from the square.

Description

The chapel dates back to the 11th century, but the numerous restorations and extensions have given it an undefined style. You will be surprised by the presence of a second chapel under the same name, only 50 cm away! This very narrow border with the town of Cuers - due to parochial quarrels - offers an astonishing perspective that you’d rather photograph than cross, as slipping into it is no easy task! Legend has it that one day in 1041, after a terrible storm from which he escaped, Irenaeus, Prince of Archaia, had a chapel built in honour of Saint Christina. He decided that a hermit would live there in perpetuity; the last one died in 1850. The view from the square in front of the chapel is outstanding. It can be visited during the local heritage days.

Spoken languages

  • French

Situation

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Comfort / services

  • Car park

Prices

Free

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