Utelle, roughly 40 miles northeast of Nice
, in the Alpes-Maritimes département of southeastern France, is a village and commune of roughly 140 permanent residents, perched on a hill along the Vesubie Gorge, not far from the Mercantour National Park.
Formerly an agricultural village planted with numerous olive trees, the village is near the Madonne d'Utelle, a chapel that serves as an annual pilgrimage site for local Catholics.
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- CHAPELLE DES PENITENTS BLANCS
The chapel has a typical Baroque decor, with a 17th century sculpted gilded wood altarpiece and six large paintings from the 18th century.