Black penitents Chapel, currently cinema, French Heritage monument to Briancon

The Chapel, located below the street, consists of a nave of two spans of edges and a choir of square plan vaulted edges. A small lean-to building precedes it in the North. The Bell Tower, square in plan, stands in the corner of this building and the nave
* It has a bell tower with three gemel Windows crowned by a pediment and cornice with modillions and an imperial roof surmounted by a belfry. the Northern facade of the building, shed, is pierced by three arches and preserves metal tie anchors constituting the 1735 date
* above the wider, which is the entrance door, is still registration "Cinéma Le Foyer". There are two elements of interior decoration: two caps in several steps, to the birth of the DSouza separating the two bays of the nave. Chapel built in the 16th century, transformed black penitents film "outbreak", today ' hui unoccupied.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Black penitents Chapel, currently cinema
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Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Black penitents Chapel, currently cinema, The Chapel, located below the street, consists of a nave of two spans of edges and a choir of square plan vaulted edges. A small lean-to building precedes it (...) Black penitents Chapel, currently cinema, French Heritage monument to Briancon briancon, hautes alpes

Location and general information

  • identifier : 4631
  • item : chapelle de pénitents noirs, actuellement cinéma
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Hautes-Alpes
    • Briançon
  • Address : 7 rue du Pont-d'Asfeld
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 5023
  • Zip code of the municipality : 05100
  • Order in the communal list : 39
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : chapel
  • State : The building had 2 different states :
    • disrepair
    • abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 16th century
    • Second half 16th century
  • Investigation : 1976
  • Date of protection : 1973/07/30 : inscrit MH partiellement
  • Date taken into account : 2003/01/10

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • coating
    • masonry
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 2 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • corrugated
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'vault'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 1 vessel
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • Plan Type 'elongated plane'

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Remarkable elements : clocher
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • This building has been assigned the following use : cinema


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • property of the municipality
    • region provence-alpes-Côte d'Azur
  • Details : Clocher (cad. 1972 AP 72) : inscription par arrêté du 03 juillet 1973.
  • Author of the survey MH : Fray François
  • Mérimée reference : IA05000673

The complete official record is available at service régional de l'inventaire Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur21-23, bd du Roi René 13617 Aix-en-Provence -

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Description of this building by :

La Chapelle des Pénitents noirs a brulé dans les années 1980. Depuis, délaissée elle est en ruine et seul le clocher est encore sauvable. Il y a eut quelques tentatives pour réhabiliter le l'édifice et l'espoir est encore permis. Quelques mécennes seraient les bienvenus. says of the history of this building :

Au XVI ème siècle, les notables fondent une confrérie "Les Pénitents Noirs". Au XVII ème siècle ils édifient une chapelle, en 1621 dont le clocher est caractéristique de l'époque. Les troubles de la révolution laisse apparaître qu'il y aurait eut un remaniement en 1735. Les périodes suivantes sont confuses et les incendies ont détruit les archives.

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chapelle de pénitents noirs, actuellement cinéma, briancon
Description of this building by ihuel.francois :

Clocher et façade Nord de la chapelle.

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