Eglise baroque de lachapelle

baroque church
of Lachapelle

Wonder. No other word could better suit the feeling experienced by the one who enters for the first time in this country sanctuary that is the baroque church of Lachapelle: the shining gold of the gilding, the Italian galleries, the painted decorations... are all treasures for a surprising and unusual visit.

A unique church
in France

The interior was enhanced thanks to the fortune of the two Goulard brothers, one the parish priest, the other, vicar. Thanks to their heritage, they were able to employ a cabinetmaker from Lectoure called Champaigne and make this building a pure Baroque wonder.
The decor was finished in 1776.

Plafond trompe l'oeil eglise baroque de Lachapelle

Plafond trompe l'oeil église baroque de Lachapelle

Incredible galleries

A triple range of arcades carrying two galleries, convex and concave, fills the rear of the church and gives it the feeling of an italian theater. Your visit will allow you to admire this recently restored unique gem.

 

Tribunes baroques de l'église de Lachapelle

Tribunes baroques de l'église de Lachapelle. G.Cassaro

Amazing baroque decorations

The decoration of the chapel has not undergone any modification since its creation, but only renovations:
-ornamentation of the woodwork,
- false painted marble,
- drapery of the paintings,
-classic columns of the walls,
-trompe-l'oeil wallpaper ...

Let yourself be surprised by its amazing décorations!

Did you know it ?

The current ceiling was restored in 1991. It is made of trompe l'oeil wallpaper with a box pattern. It is an exact reproduction of the 18th century paper which had been damaged by water.

 

 

Détail église de Lachapelle

Détail de l'église de lachapelle. G.Cassaro

We enjoy...

We find ourselves at the top of a hill, which dominates the surroundings. The houses were grouped around the château, forming a circle surrounded by ramparts of which some remains can still be seen. The village takes its name from its amazing church.

Village de Lachapelle

Informations

  • Opening hours
    -April 1 to June 30: every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    - July and  August : every day 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    - September and October: open every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    - November to March: open Sunday and public holidays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    - from December 4 to January 9: Exceptional opening during "la Ronde des crèches" open every day from 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h00
    -Closed on December 25 and January 1.
  • Guided tours for groups (by reservation)
  • Association des Amis de l’Église de Lachapelle
    82120 Lachapelle
    https://www.lachapelle82.fr/
    contact@lachapelle82.fr
    Phone number : 06 12 49 23 30
Eglise baroque de Lachapelle

Eglise baroque de Lachapelle. Laetis