Here remains the remains of a church whose tradition traces the foundation to two disciples of St. Peter. The oldest part, the apse, dates back to the 11th century. It is one of the rare testimonies of the Romanesque period in Savoy.
"In mountainous regions, at a distance from urban centres and in contrast to them, the sturdy and apsed chapels with culs-de-four apses, as is still the case with Saint-Pierre d'Extravache in the municipality of Bramans, gave way without transition to buildings of Baroque structure".
Extracts from "Le guide du Parc National de la Vanoise", © 2003 Editions Glénat, on sale at the Maison de la Vanoise in Val Cenis Termignon.
Period of opening
From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Access road closed to traffic in winter: see shuttle timetables for the Val Cenis-Bramans Nordic site.
Equipment & services
Accessible with snowshoes in winter.