Church of St. Maurice

Pics

  • Retable majeur

Presentation

This church, with its façade broadly exposed to the sun, awaits you a little way outside the village, as if encouraging you to meditate facing the mountains! In addition to its late Baroque décor, this church has an interesting collection of reliquaries.
In 1760, the previous church was destroyed. The sacristy and the base of the bell tower were preserved and the new, larger building was built to face south, towards the valley. The exterior decoration is confined to 2 sundials and a statue of St. Maurice on horseback. The most interesting part is inside...
Despite having been modified extensively over the centuries, the main altarpiece has retained several Baroque elements. Even though the vast tabernacle from the early 20th century partially conceals the painting from 1767, you can still make out St. Maurice on horseback and St. Blaise dressed as a bishop.
The same saints appear as statues in the upper section framing the depiction of a black Virgin similar to the one in the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie. Surrounding it, the trompe l'œil murals in the apse and the side walls of the chancel are worth a look.
The village seems lost on its balcony overlooking the Les Dorons valley, but astoundingly, the parish of Feissons possesses a very significant collection of relics: eight duly sealed reliquaries contain 149 pouches in the names of the major saints, Apostles, martyrs, kings and popes. It is enough to make you lose yourself in conjecture as to the origin and authenticity of what was often an essential driving force for popular piety!
OuverturesFrom 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Opens on request from the council and during guided tours.
Informations
  • Main facilities :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Tour :
    • French
    • English
  • Services :
    • Guided group tours
  • Architectural styles of historic sites and monuments :
    • Town of Art & History
  • Period :
    • 18th C
    • 19th C
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Religious patrimony :
    • Religious heritage
    • Church
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 120
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 120
  • Style :
    • Baroque
Contact
Church of St. Maurice
73350
Feissons-sur-Salins
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Phone : +33 4 79 24 50 38
Phone : +33 4 79 60 59 00
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Eglise Saint-Maurice
73350
Feissons-sur-Salins
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.470936
Longitude : 6.563601