Val-Cenis - Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis

Although the church was built between 1820 and 1830, it remains true to the Baroque spirit, embodying the contrasts associated with the age: an austere exterior concealing a richly decorated interior. You'll be surprised by the harmonious mix of works of art from across the centuries.

Description

The old church, which stands on the other side of the street, had become run down and was too small so the local residents decided to build a new, bigger one: it has three naves, including a central nave surmounted by a majestic dome.
But fear not: you can't erase the past that easily! The old church was preserved and converted first to a school, then a courtroom and later a cultural space, and can still be visited today. Thankfully, its furniture has also been preserved and transported to the new place of worship. Four baroque altarpieces, in particular, featuring polychrome wood and gold leaf, carved from Swiss pine - a resinous tree that you'll find throughout the valley - await you...
One village, two churches: come and discover this amazing union!

Période d'ouverture

From 14/06 to 16/09.
Closed on Saturday.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th and August 15th.

From 19/12 to 28/04 between 4 pm and 6.30 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday and December 25th.

Équipements & Services

  • Parking

Tarifs

Free access.

Langues parlées

  • French French

Animaux

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Informations pratiques

Rue du Mont-Cenis
Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis
73480 Val-Cenis
Mail Contacter le prestataire Self-guided discovery support - church of Val Cenis Lanslebourg