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Chapelle Saint-Blaise des Simples

Rue de l'Amiral de Graville
91490 Milly-la-Forêt

Latitude : 48.399251 / Longitude : 2.474471

01 64 98 84 94
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Let's discover this iconic chapel in Milly-la-Forêt, a testimony of the rich past of the city where Jean Cocteau is buried.

Description

This chapel from the 12th century is the last testimony of the old leprosarium of Milly-la-Forêt, where lepers used to pray Saint-Blaise le Guériesseur (the Healer).

It was abandoned during the 18th century and was used for different things such as a prison, a shed and a kiln.

In 1959, Jean Cocteau was asked by the mayor to decorate the chapel with apintings about plants and the resurrection.

Cocteau also aksed to be buried in the chapel. In the middle of the building, a tombstone is engraved with his name, and his last boyfriend's name and those simple words of fidelity "I stay with you".

The garden surrounding the chapel is an echo to the traditional medicinal plants cultivation in Milly. Those plants also called "simples" were once used to heal lepers.

Informations pratiques

Ouvertures

From 01/11/2021 to 28/02/2022.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tarifs

Adult: from 3 €
Student: from 2.50 €
Group adults: from 2.50 €.

Free entry for children - 11 years, the drivers, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Langues

French

Services

Pets welcomeShop

Accessibilité adaptée

Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Situation