Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Jérusalem

The original construction of the Notre Dame of Jerusalem, found by Jean Martinon, a Nice banker, who wishes to design a chapel for a private use, only for the residents of the Tour de Mare. A neighborhood that he imagines as an "ideal city" to house a population of artist. This vision appealed to Jean Cocteau to design plans and especially the decoration of the place. The premature death of the poet in 1963 abruptly interrupts the execution of the work and what will be his spiritual son, Edward Dermit realize that the paintings and frescos from sketches left by Cocteau.

This octagonal monument is covered with frescoes depicting the Passion of Christ. Visitors can even recognize at the table of the Almighty and his friend Jean Cocteau Marais. There is also another theme on the walls of this sacred place, that of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. We can also read at the entrance to the chapel of the cross currency: "God willing". This chapel is the subject of a registration as a historic monument since January 20, 1989.

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