Chapel of the Oblates

Aix-en-Provence, France

The Chapel of the Oblates is located on the Place Forbin, at the top of the Cours Mirabeau. The chapel was built on a former convent for the Carmelites, a Roman Catholic order, built in 1625. The new chapel building was designed by Thomas Veyrier and constructed from 1695 to 1701. The facade was designed by Laurent Vallon in 1697.

It continued to serve as a convent for the Carmelites until the French Revolution of 1789. Shortly after, Saint Eugène de Mazenod (1782-1861), the founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a Roman Catholic order, purchased it and used it to train young priests and re-evangelize peasants throughout Provence. Inside the church, there is a sculpture of Saint Mazenod.

It serves as the international home of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It is served by four priests and one brother.

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Founded: 1625
Category: Religious sites in France

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Titi Lacydon (2 years ago)
A very beautiful chapel, even if the entrance does not look like much at the top of the Cours Mirabeau, I urge you to push the door, the surprise was big enough for me to discover this magnificent place. If this review was helpful to you, please consider thumbs up
Marie-Hélène Neyrolles (4 years ago)
A warm and open worldwide community, in a beautiful classical architecture church.
Eric BERNARD (5 years ago)
Beautiful church
Aaron Pfaff (5 years ago)
Beautiful chapel for quiet prayer.
Ronnie Gicalao (7 years ago)
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