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Chapelle des Combattants

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Chapel, 20th C in Eygliers
  • After the church of Saint-Antoine d'Eygliers and the Chapel of the Penitents, we discover on the road to the hamlet of La Font, the small chapel of the Combatants dedicated to Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

  • It overlooks the Durance Valley. It was built by a widow of the first world war and some donors. In the oculus, one can observe a dove of peace in wrought iron "In memory of the Combatants of the war 1914-1918". Inside, several frescoes represent the same doves that fly away in the blue sky, messengers of peace... An unusual representation of Saint John the Baptist, baptizing a young girl.
    "John baptized Jesus and it is at the end of the water that Jesus received the Holy Spirit in the form...
    It overlooks the Durance Valley. It was built by a widow of the first world war and some donors. In the oculus, one can observe a dove of peace in wrought iron "In memory of the Combatants of the war 1914-1918". Inside, several frescoes represent the same doves that fly away in the blue sky, messengers of peace... An unusual representation of Saint John the Baptist, baptizing a young girl.
    "John baptized Jesus and it is at the end of the water that Jesus received the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. The frescoes are signed Masson Sam and date from 2001. Inside there is a plaque where names and dates are naively written. A dove with its olive branch inviting to peace is visible outside.

    Text and photos : Hautes Alpes Insolites
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