Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

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La Chapelle Sainte-Éugenie

I’ve never seen the Chapelle Sainte-Éugenie open, but there’s something that fascinates me in its dark, neo-Romanesque façade. The chapel is located in a narrow street bearing the same name, a little hidden, sandwiched between two buildings.

The Sainte-Éugenie chapel has been mentioned as early as 956, after which it has been renewed in the 17th century and again in the 19th century. Apart from being a church, it has also served as a gunpowder store during the Religious Wars, and a billiard factory from 1792 to 1876. It became a church again in 1877.