Saint Maurice Church

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    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    They started building the Saint-Maurice church in the 14th century and finished in the 18th century. The current building is a reconstruction of the 19th century Sardinian era, restored in 2008.

    Take a journey through the Saint-Maurice church, it’s a real symbol of the village and whose construction has lasted almost 4 centuries! With an audio-guide (audio-pen) and a map, all this church’s secrets will be revealed. The audio-guides are on loan from La Chapelle d’Abondance Tourist Information Centre.

    Francis WEY, a 19th century writer, commissioned through Haute Savoie to describe to France this new department just attached to its territory, is surprised by the appearance of the bell tower: “We thus reach La Chapelle, whose whimsical bell tower is ends with two superimposed lanterns, separated by copper balls…”.

    At the beginning of the 15th century, La Chapelle was detached from Abondance to form an independent parish on the initiative of the abbot of Abondance. The existing church was rebuilt.

    Then later, thanks to Bishop François de Sales, the parish of La Chapelle freed itself from the authority of the Abbey and enlarged its church in the 17th century.

    Explore the church of Saint Maurice, a true symbol of the village and whose construction lasted nearly 4 centuries!

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    Opening

    All year round, daily.

    Animals

    Animaux : Refused

    Prices

    Free access.

    Location

    Route de Savoie
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Characteristics :

    • Environnement
    • Mountain location
    • Bottom of slopes
    • Ski resort
    • Resort centre
    • Village centre

    Spoken languages

    • Langue
    • French