The Chapel of Saint-Jean/Saint John was dug into the rock near a natural water-spring that was vital to the town of Digne for a long time. It supplied the public fountains from 1446 onwards, replacing the Saint-Charles's well located between Saint-Jérôme's Cathedral and the Episcopal Castle. It was not until the 19th century that this water-spring was abandoned in favour of the Cinq-Sols water-spring in Le Bourg district. The path that you take to get there partly follows the route of the pipes that brought the water from the water-spring to the town. The chapel, which dates back to at least 1772, was restored in 1894 and in 1989.
Digne has many other chapels, both urban and rural. Among them is the Chapel of Saint-Pancrace which overlooks the Thermal-Spring Baths. There is another rock chapel, dedicated to Saint John The Baptist, next to Notre Dame du Bourg, which is not open to the public.