Vue de la chapelle des capucins
Vue de la chapelle des capucins

Chronology of the different modifications done at la Chapelle des Capucins.

Destruction of the citadel, dona­tion of land and ruins to the Capucins. The Capucins move into a hos­pice near the Saint-Vincent church.

Beginning of the man­u­fac­ture of fur­ni­ture (altar­piece, benches) bearing the arms of William IX of Hugues. These weapons are carved in each of the benches, in sev­eral parts of the altar­piece and it is itself rep­re­sented on the table of the altar­piece.
First part of the work on the con­ven­tual build­ings, financed by Chantaraine, bas­tard of Crottes and eccle­si­astic.

Second part of the work on the con­ven­tual build­ings and con­struc­tion of the Capucin church, financed by Hugues Emé, canon and sac­ristan of Embrun. The con­vent has a capacity of around thirty reli­gious people.

Repair of the facade plaster of the church and prob­able inter­ven­tion or cre­ation of the sun­dial. A pre­vious dial could have existed (blue tones appearing by trans­parency).

18th cen­tury
Extension work to the east and prob­able work on the apse of the church: resump­tion of the roofs, floor level, dis­tri­bu­tion and large east axial bay (replacing the offset bay of which the wooden lintel remains in the thick­ness of the wall ).

27th jan­uary : the bells, can­dle­sticks, mon­strances are sent to be melted in Montpellier, in order to raise funds for the war in exe­cu­tion of a law of the pre­vious August. Destruction of fur­ni­ture in the church (13.04.1792) during a riot. Are destroyed: the pulpit, benches and chairs. The church is closed by court ruling on April 15.

The church has no par­tic­ular assign­ment, but within the mil­i­tary fold. It is likely that she had served for church ser­vices in the gar­rison. The con­vent build­ings were partly demol­ished and under­went a com­plete over­haul to accom­mo­date the Engineers, the Governor, the General Staff and an Officers’ Pavilion (mess).

Transformation of the church into an arsenal on the ground floor, cre­ation of a floor in the nave: weapons room (fencing), mod­i­fi­ca­tion of the facades (open­ings) and exten­sion to the north Repair of the plaster and the sun­dial (over­paint).

Development of an armory at the frist floor (exten­sion part).

Roof repairs. Slate is replaced by shingle (Canadian shingle).

20th Century
Installation of work­shops space for the city’s tech­nical ser­vices and storage.

Early 2000
The tech­nical ser­vices leave the chapel.