Chapelle de Sainte-Croix

Historic site and monument Religious heritage Chapel
  • Chapelle de Ste-Croix
  • Ruine ancienne chapelle
  • Chapelle de Sainte-Croix
  • Chapelle de Sainte-Croix
Chapelle de Ste-CroixRuine ancienne chapelleChapelle de Sainte-CroixChapelle de Sainte-Croix


Built in the 17th century. Just in front of it remains a ruin, that of the old chapel from the 12th century.
It is a place called, formerly called Terre Sainte. According to a tradition, just after the death of Christ, the Palestinians tortured civilians, some of whom were released into the open Mediterranean Sea in a boat without oars and without sails. A storm will take them to the coast of Sainte-Croix. On board: Marie Jacobée, Marie Salomé, Sahra, Lazare, Marthe and Marie-Madeleine.

Renowned during pilgrimages, it was customary for three brotherhoods to go there (barefoot) every May 3 and September 14 of each year to do penance. These dates correspond to the invention and exaltation of the cross.

Today, you can see the remains of an old 12th century chapel, built on the site where Saint-Lazare once planted a cross.
The current chapel pays homage to the country's quarry workers. Above the door, you can see the quarrymen's cross. It was invented by Father Daniel Campiano, parish priest of La Couronne and inaugurated on September 14, 1986 (Sainte-Croix feast). It represents marine ink and the squad.
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  • Price :
    • Free
  • Style :
    • Roman
  • Period :
    • 17th C
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  • Environments :
    • Beach within 300 m
    • Close to GR footpath
Chapelle de Sainte-Croix
Plage de Sainte - Croix
La Couronne
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Chapelle de Sainte-Croix
Plage de Sainte - Croix
La Couronne
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.330748
Longitude : 5.071849
Overlooks the beach of Sainte-Croix
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