Peille Tourisme
Peille, France

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Saint Roch Chapel


With an east-west orientation, Saint Roch Chapel was probably built towards the end of the 16th century or the beginning of the 17th century. Erected at the western entrance of the village, the parish clergy brought all that was needed to celebrate its patron saints day, on the 16th of August, and on other occasions throughout the year; this is why, in 1683, the bishop requested that the chapel be provided with a chalice, ornaments, linen, chandeliers, slate steps on the altar, etc.

The chapel was the subject of a dispute between the two Confraternities of Penitents. On the 23rd of January 1887, Ash Wednesday, an earthquake completely destroyed the chapel. But it was rebuilt on the same spot in 1898.

Inside, there are recent paintings by Hélèna Boschi, depicting the village of Peille, festivities celebrating wheat and lavender, and St Roch.

The building is still used today to dry lavender during the wheat and lavender festival.


Useful Information
  • Located at the east-west entrance of the village
  • GPS location : 43.802836,7.399924
  • Free visit on request
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