Our Lady of the Fountains (La Brigue)
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Fountain (Notre-Dame des Fontaines) is a Roman Catholic shrine situated four kilometers (2.5 miles) from La Brigue, France, very close to the Italian border. The name derives from seven local springs that emerge from the rocks. It is one of the main tourist destinations in La Brigue, receiving up to 12,000 tourists per year.
The shrine is noted for a huge 15th-century painting, depicting the cycle of Passion of Christ by Giovanni Canavesio. Some of the outstanding frescoes of the chapel have been reproduced in the Musée national des Monuments Français in Paris.
- South of France, 8th by Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls 2007 ISBN 1-86011-358-3 page 319
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