Saint-François-de-Sales church : free access

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Here, we take care of our onions: The bell tower, with its double bulbous spire, has one of the most recognisable silhouettes in Savoy!
The interior decoration is a fine example of the persistence of baroque inspiration beyond the Revolution.
This is a bell tower that can be seen and recognised from afar! Destroyed during the Revolution, it was not until 1824 that it was rebuilt with a double bulbous spire, identical to the old one. The second one, "onion-shaped", is surmounted by the globe dominated by the cross and the rooster.
Inside the building, rebuilt from 1732, almost all the furniture was also damaged in 1794: the church was used as a warehouse until 1800! It was not until 1840 that the sculptor Pedrino created the new main altarpiece: on either side of the central painting, a copy of the Transfiguration of Christ (a painting by Raphael kept in the Vatican), stand the statues of Saint Agatha and Saint Francis de Sales.
The pulpit (decorated with the four evangelists and the Good Shepherd) was created by the sculptor Duithe, from Beaufort, in 1856... and don't forget the altarpiece of the Rosary, characteristic of the baroque period.
In 1876, the building was extended: a new gallery was created, larger than the old one. The baroque portal from 1735 was fortunately moved to the new façade, where the statues of Moses, Elijah and the Sacred Heart were placed...
OuverturesAll year round, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.
  • Main facilities :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Tour :
    • French
    • English
  • Services :
    • Guided group tours
    • Appropriate dress required
    • Guided individual tours
  • Architectural styles of historic sites and monuments :
    • Town of Art & History
  • Period :
    • 18th C
    • 19th C
    • 17th C
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours available permanently
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Religious patrimony :
    • Religious heritage
    • Church
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 60
  • Style :
    • Baroque
Equipments & Services
  • Parking :
    • Parking
Saint-François-de-Sales church : free access
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    • English
Eglise Saint-François-de-Sales : En accès libre
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Latitude : 45.443181
Longitude : 6.646428


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