STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Vence Postcards
Chapels

Location: Chapels – 55 postcards.

Over the centuries Vence has had a strong Christian presence as evidenced by the multiple chapels throughout and around the town. There are at least fifteen chapels that still stand and can be easily visited. Sadly, most of them are not open to the public on a regular basis so you may not be able to go inside. However, several feature grilled window panes in the door so you can at least get a peek of the interior. A couple are no longer even functioning as chapels at all and have been turned into garages.

Most of these chapels (though not all) date back hundreds of years. The chapels themselves have not changed a whole lot, though the areas surrounding them certainly have. At least one chapel which can be seen in these postcards, the Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs, has been torn down. Lost forever to make room for the tramway built in 1911 that connected Vence with the coast.

I’ve written an article on The Chapels of Vence which contains information about many of them. I’ve also written separate articles about the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, the Chapelle Saint-Raphaël and the Chapelle du Rosaire.

What surprises me here is the lack of representation of many of the chapels. I realize this is a fairly random sampling of postcards, but still with over 350 of them you’d think it would be a pretty good sampling. There are no postcards of Chapelle Sainte Elisabeth, Chapelle Saint Lambert or two of the oldest chapels in town, Chapelle Saint-Pons and Chapelle Saint Crépin. There’s only one postcards of the Chapelles du Calvaire which I would have thought would have been quite popular.

If you have any questions about any of the cards featured here, if you see any errors or if you would like more information, drop me an email at steve@steveandcaroleinvence.com.

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Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (The White Penitents Chapel)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 298 Front
298 – Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
Dated 1938
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 298 Back
298 – Back
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - Front
L’Eglise des Pénitents
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - Back
Back
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10060101 Front
10 06 0101 – La chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Yvon Paris 10060101 Back
10 06 0101 – Back
(Éditions d’Art Yvon Paris)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 7 - Front
7 – La Chapelle (La Chapelle des Penitents Blancs)
Postmarked 1951
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 7 - Back
7 – Back
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont Front
La Chapelle des Pénitents blancs
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont Back
Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 153 Front
E 153 – Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (XVme siècle)
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88 158 Front
88 158 – Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs (1614)
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Photoguy E 153 Back
E 153 – Back
(Editions Photoguy)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88 158 Back
88 158 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Front
La Chapelle des Blancs
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 19 Front
19 – Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Establissement de photographie Giletta Back
Back
(Establissement de photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 19 Back
19 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 19 Front
19 – Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
(Levy Fils & Cie)
(alternate)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 12 - Front
12 – La Chapelle (Pénitents Blancs)
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 19 Back
19 – Back
(Levy Fils & Cie)
(alternate – green paper – different layout)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions Mar 12 - Back
12 – Back
(Les Editions Mar)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cagnoli Papeterie 19 - Front
19 – Chapelle des Pénitents blancs
Postmarked September 28, 1911
(Cagnoli, Papeterie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 19 - Front
19 – Chapelle des Pénitents blancs
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cagnoli Papeterie 19 - Back
19 – Back
(Cagnoli, Papeterie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 19 - Back
19 – Back
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy et Neurdein Reunis 19 - Front
19 – Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.300 - Front
060.300 – La Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs
(Editions La Cigogne)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy et Neurdein Reunis 19 - Back
19 – Back
(Levy et Neurdein Reunis)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions La Cigogne 060.300 - Back
060.300 – Back
(Editions La Cigogne)

Chapelle Sainte-Anne (Sainte Anne’s Chapel)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 20 Front
20 – Chapelle Sainte-Anne du XVII siècle
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 30 Back
20 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 20 - Front
20 – Chapelle Sainte-Anne du SVIIe siècle
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levy Fils et Cie 20 - Back
20 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cagnoli Papeterie - 20 Front
20 – Chapelle Sainte-Anne du XVII siècle
(Cagnoli Papeterie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cagnoli Papeterie - 20 Back
20 – Back
(Cagnoli Papeterie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 20 - Front
20 – Chapelle Sainte-Anne du VXIIe siècle
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 20 - Back
20 – Back
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - Front
La Chapelle du Calvaire
(Wrong! This is La Chapelle Sainte-Anne!)
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Combier Imprimeur Macon - Back
Back
(Combier Imprimeur Mâcon)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement Frédéric Laugier - 12 Front
12 – La Chapelle Notre-Dame, Quartier des Larras
Le Calvaire (Mission de Julilé 1875)
(Etablissement Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement Frédéric Laugier - 12 Back
12 – Back
(Etablissement Frédéric Laugier)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 12 Front
12 – Chapelle Sainte-Anne
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art 12 Front
12 – Chapelle Saint-Anne – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Éditions d'Art Rostan & Munier 12 Back
12 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Munier Editeur d'Art Back
12 – Chapelle Saint-Anne – from a booklet
(Munier Editeur d’Art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan & Munier 12 - Front
12 – Chapelle Sainte-Anne
(Rostan & Munier – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 23 - Front
23 – La Chapelle Ste-Anne
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan & Munier - Booklet Card Back
12 – Back
(Rostan & Munier – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomécaniques 23 - Back
23 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1014 - Front
1014 – La Chapelle Sainte-Anne
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1014 - Front
1014 – La Chapelle Sainte-Anne
(Variation)
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1014 - Back
1014 – Back
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1014 - Back
1014 – Back
(ND Phot)

Chapelle St Pancrace

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
Place St-Michel & Chapelle St Pancrace
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)

Le Calvaire

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Front
Le Calvaire
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition Cagnoli Back
Back
(Edition Cagnoli)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan et Munier 23 - Front
23 – Chapelle du Calvaire – Groupe en bois sculpte
(Rostan et Mudier, Editions d’art)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Rostan et Munier 23 - Back
23 – Back
(Rostan et Mudier, Editions d’art)

Chapelle de Sainte-Colombe

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 306 - Front
306 – La Chapelle Ste-Colombe
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Braun & Cie - 306 - Back
306 – Back
(Braun & Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta - Front
Chapelle Ste-Colombe – Ancienne route de St-Jeannet
(Establissement de Photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Etablissement de Photographie Giletta - Back
Back
(Establissement de Photographie Giletta)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 28 Front
28 – Chapelle de Sainte-Colombe et ancien chemin de Saint-Jeannet
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Levi Fils et Cie 28 Back
28 – Back
(Levy Fils et Cie)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition L.R. 28 - Front
28 – Chapelle de Saint-Colombe et ancien chemin de Saint-Jeannet
Postmarked March 1907
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition L.R. 28 - Back
28 – Back
(Edition L.R.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 28 - Front
28 – Chapelle de Saint-Colombe et ancien chemin de Saint-Jeannet
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Unknown Manufacturer 28 - Back
28 – Back
(Unknown manufacturer – from a booklet)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont - Front
Chapelle Rustique – Ste Colombe dans la Campagne
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont - Back
Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" AG 98 Front
AG 98 – Chapelle Ste. Colombe
(Les Editions “MAR”)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Les Editions "MAR" AG 98 Back
AG – 98
(Les Editions “MAR”)

La Chapelle du Rosaire (The Matisse Chapel)

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « Real-Photo » C.A.P. 56 - Front
56 – Le Foyer Lacordaire
et la Chapelle du Rosaire
conçue par Henri Matisse, Maître de l’Œuvre
Dated 1952
(« Real-Photo » C.A.P.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - « Real-Photo » C.A.P. 56 - Back
56 – Back
(« Real-Photo » C.A.P.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 73 Front
73 – Le Foyer Lacordaire et la Chapelle du Rosaire conçue par Henri Matisse, Maître de l’Œuvre
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Cie des Arts Photomecaniques - 73 Back
73 – Back
(Cie des Arts Photomécaniques)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-1 Front
88-1 – Vue sur le Foyer Lacordaire et la Chapelle du Rosaire (œuvre du Maître H. Matisse)
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-1 Back
88-1 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-94 Front
88-94 – Foyer Lacordaire – Chapelle du Rosaire conçue et réalisée par le Maître Henri Matisse
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-94 Back
88-94 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition AZUR 1573 - Front
1573 – La Chapelle Matisse
(Edition AZUR)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Edition AZUR 1573 - Back
1573 – Back
(Edition AZUR)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. 0614700014 - Front
0615700014 – La Chapelle Matisse
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.M.D. 0614700014 - Back
0615700014 – Back
(Editions S.M.D. CIM)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo H. Adant - Front
Chapelle du Rosaire à Vence (A.-M.)
Réalisée par Henri Matisse
(Photo H. Adant)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo H. Adant - Back
Back
(Photo H. Adant)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo H. Adant - Front
Chapelle du Rosaire à Vence
Réalisée par Henri Matisse
Jeux de lumière
(Photo H. Adant)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo H. Adant - Back
Back
(Photo H. Adant)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 2 - Front
2 – Chapelle du Rosaire réalisée par Matisse
Grande fresque de l’Ave Maria.
Ave Maria grand fresco-painting.
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 2 - Back
2 – Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 3 - Front
3 – Chapelle du Rosaire réalisée par Matisse
Grande fresque du Chemin de Croix
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 3 - Back
3 – Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 8 - Front
8 – Chapelle du Rosiare réalisée par Matisse
The Altar with stained glass windows, the Chancel-lamp, and grand fresco-painting of St-Dominique
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 8 - Back
8 – Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 4 - Front
4 – Chapelle du Rosaire réalisée par Matisse
Christ de l’autel en bronze doré.
The altar Christ in golden bronze.
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 9 - Front
9 – Chapelle du Rosaire réalisée par Matisse
Motif extérieur, côté ouest.
La Vierge présente l’Enfant.
West outward motive.
The Virgin presents the child.
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 4 - Back
4 – Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 9 - Back
9 – Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 14 - Front
14 – Chapelle du Rosaire réalisée par Matisse
Grande Fresque de Saint-Dominque
Great Fresco of Saint-Dominique
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-2 Front
88-2 – La Chapelle du Rosaire conçue et réalisée par le maître Henri Matisse
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Photo P. Eggermont 14 - Back
14 – Back
(Photo P. Eggermont)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-2 Back
88-2 – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-2A - Front
88-2 A – Chapelle du Rosaire
conçue et réalisée par Matisse
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Rene - Front
Vence: Chapelle du Rosaire “Matisse”
(Editions RENE)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions S.E.P.T. 88-2A - Back
88-2 A – Back
(Editions S.E.P.T.)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - Editions Rene - Back
Back
(Editions RENE)

Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1026 Front
1026 – La Rue de l’Hôpital et la Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs
(ND Phot)
Steve and Carole in Vence - Vintage French Postcard - ND Phot 1026 Back
1026 – Back
(ND Phot)