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Site name: Chapelle du Saint-Pilon

City/Department: Var, Riboux

Owner of the site: City of Riboux

Master of work: Communauté d’Agglomérations Sud Sainte Baume.

The site: The Chapelle de Saint Pilon chapel built in 1618, Sainte Baume massif, 994 m of altitude

Number of jobs: 4 employees

Beginning and end of project: June to October 2015

Prepared title: Mason of the old building


La Chapelle de Riboux is located on the top of this small village, situated on the foothills of the Sainte Baume massif at 512 m altitude. It is the village which was used by Claude Berry as a shooting place for many scenes of the films Jean de Florette and Manon des sources after the work of Marcel Pagnol.

Building sites and works

The following restoration works of the Chapelle de St Pilon have been carried out:

  • Heliportation of 63 tons of materials and equipment; 
  • Restoration of the ashlar roof
  • Restoration of the exterior and interior coatings