The Santonne's chapel
TOUCHING IN ITS SIMPLICITY, HIDDEN FROM VIEW UNDER A THICK CARPET OF VEGETATION, ONE WOULD ALMOST PASS BY WITHOUT SEEING IT AS ITS CREATOR IMAGINED IT.
Roger Petit, former teacher in Apt, placed this chapel on a spring to benefit from the telluric energies. All the local craftsmen were invited to create this collective work, which pays homage to the art of glassmaking, ceramics, mosaics and sculpture – an impressive statue made of olive wood reaches a height of more than 3 metres -, giving an effect of depth to this syncretic architecture.
Between the temple, the grotto and the chapel, this 20th century achievement is a true manifesto of sacred art. Admirably inserted into the landscape, this intimate place in the shape of a wave, decorated with a fish scale façade, is a source of inspiration and contributes to the elevation of the soul.
At the heart of the Domaine de la Santonne, the chapel is the keystone that inspired Louis and Lucille to conceive their project, to offer travellers an exceptional ceremony, to say YES to each other in this celestial cave, outside of time.