This work is by Pierre Noca, a sculptor who also took part in the renovation of the fountain in the town hall square. Nautical games have taken place here since 1666, and the work here celebrates that.
Like many religious buildings, this cross is perched high on a hill, dominating the city below. On the nights of special events it lights up - and you can actually make a request at the chapel for it to be illuminated for weddings, anniversaries, funerals, etc.
The Chapel of Our Lady of La Salette takes its name from the statue of the Virgin found in the courtyard. The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared here to denounce the excesses of so-called Christians in 1846. She wept profusely, and indeed we can see a certain sadness in her features here.