Val-Cenis - Lanslevillard

On a rock, not far from the village church, stands Chapelle Saint-Sébastien. With its modest exterior, it is almost indistinguishable from the surrounding dwellings but once over the threshold, you'll be amazed by the wealth of riches on display!

Description

The chapel is ornately decorated with murals which retrace episodes from the life of Christ and Saint Sebastien. This exceptional collection of paintings comprises 53 panels which are divided into rectangles, and separated by white bands, just like modern-day comics. Unfortunately, it is not always obvious where you should begin reading. Here's a clue...Like a comic book, read from left to right and top to bottom! If you look up, you can also admire the ceiling, made up of 918 carved, painted boxes. No technique or material is too beautiful to represent Heaven!
Remember to look at the altarpiece, initially designed for the village church, in 1630: one of the first, carved, Baroque altarpieces in the Savoie region!

Period of opening

From 14/06 to 19/09/2021 between 2 pm and 4.45 pm.
Closed on Saturday.

Equipment & services

  • Picnic area
  • Parking
  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours

Prices

Full price: 2 €.

Localisation

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Practical information

Lanslevillard
73480 Val-Cenis
EDF-2021