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Notre Dame des Fontaines

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Worth the hike from La Brigue

The owner of Hotel Fleur des Alpes recommended we walk to Notre Dame des Fontaines and it was a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dover, New Hampshire
A sanctuary preserved!

The Notre Dame de Fontaines is place that needs to be visited! Located close to La Brigue and from... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Chapelle Accessible Uniquement Sur Rendez Vous En Période Hivernale De Mi-octobre A Mi-avril. Aucun Rdv Spontané - Pas De Prêt De Clé.
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route Notre Dame des Fontaines, 06430 La Brigue, France
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner of Hotel Fleur des Alpes recommended we walk to Notre Dame des Fontaines and it was a great recommendation. The church is amazing inside and the walk was beautiful.

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

The Notre Dame de Fontaines is place that needs to be visited! Located close to La Brigue and from the coast of the Meditaranien a sturdy ride but absolute worthwhile. Amazing paintings from the 15th century preserved in an amazing way and still fully original.

Thank 899janwillemg
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Unusual 15th century frescoes of the life of Christ and of the Judgment make this small chapel in the woods a fascinating stop, and a beautiful and calm respite. Books on the art and the the church's history are available. Check hours for visits online...More

Thank Riley K
Reviewed October 21, 2017

The word remarkable is overused.This place really is. Late medieval/early modern age frescoes (the work by Canavesio in particular is exquisite ) in a quiet unprepossesing setting. The ability to view a pictorial representation of how artists represented and people viewed the Christian faith in...More

2  Thank andrewmpowell
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Notre Dame des Fontaines means Our Lady of fountains it is a Roman Catholic Shrine located in France very near the Italian Border La Brigue.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Small chapel with nice wall paintings, but not worth 4 euros per person. I would however recommend checking out the lower level spring.

Thank Katrien V
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Just a few kilometres from the quaint town of La Brigue is the little chapel Notre Dame des Fontaines. Although the frescoes by Giovanni Canavesio were painted in the 15thC, the church itself dates back to the 12thC and oral history would suggest that the...More

2  Thank Tom_and_Pam_G
Reviewed January 29, 2016

The story about the place is very interesting. The place is mistical, little chapel in the middle of the green at the bottom of a valley. Feels like in the middle age.

Thank Je I
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great 6 km hike from La Brigue to this chapel. You need to check with the tourism office in town to get inside in the off season. We were able to join a group at the chapel and listened to the descriptions in French. The...More

1  Thank mmatteucci
Reviewed October 18, 2015

We walked to Notre Dame des Fontaines from La Brigue. There is an interesting story about an earthquake and a miracle which caused the people to build the church. It is a fairly simple church without gilt but with the most beautiful, colourful frescoes. I...More

1  Thank Gertie68
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