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Haute Maurienne Vanoise

Baroque art

Baroque art has always been very present in the valleys of Savoy and particularly in the Maurienne. Push the doors of our churches and chapels, discover during guided tours the history of and art rich in colors and gildings.

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Baroque art

Religious imagery

Twisted columns, chubby angels, wall paintings, baroque altarpieces bursting with gold and colours, the chapels and churches of Haute Maurienne Vanoise contain treasures of baroque art…

Witnesses to a popular mountain faith, about twenty chapels and churches from the 16th century to the present day dot the villages, hamlets and roadsides and paths.

Some are open all year round, for example the Notre-Dame de l’Assomption church in Aussois, others only for guided tours (in Avrieux and Val Cenis Lanslebourg) but all offer nuggets of this Baroque art that was supposed to be a foretaste of heaven.