Chapelle Sainte Roseline
Not far from Les Arcs, lies a discrete jewel.
The Sainte-Roseline Chapel modestly raises its medieval walls beneath the plane trees. The building, which once belonged to the Chartreuse de la Celle-Roubaud, offers a striking contrast between the simplicity of a scaled lime plaster and a profusion of works of art. Baroque and contemporary pieces blend around the legend of Sainte-Roseline. The wooden choir houses a baroque altarpiece of the seventeenth century. The descent of the cross dates from the sixteenth century. The gold and the colors seem to stream in the dim light. Non-figurative stained-glass windows, realized by Jean Bazaine and Raoul Ubac in the 1970s, filter the raw light from outside. And cut with the predella of the school of Bréa, artists of Nice, which decorates the niche located to the left of the choir.
In 1975, Marguerite Maeght, a great patron, restored the chapel and installed contemporary works. Admire the monumental mosaic of Marc Chagall in front of a gilded altarpiece. Finally, Giacometti participated in the decoration of the chapel. A superb lectern representing a rose and a bronze bas-relief transcribing the Miracle of the roses show all the delicacy of his art.