Chapelle Notre Dame de la Visitation à Termignon

Chapel Notre-Dame de la Visitation

Historic site and monument, Religious building, Chapel in Val-Cenis
Free
  • Since 1536, this chapel has also been called “Notre-Dame du Poivre”… This is something to call out. But why does the pepper come to put its grain of salt in this small baroque building?!

  • Tradition speaks of an ancient oratory built at a place called "le Poivre", located on the old salt, cheese and mountain pastures route, which links the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys via the Vanoise pass. Coming from afar and having passed through the Mont-Cenis pass, did the spice merchants stop here before facing the mountain or continuing on the official royal road down the valley? No one knows… Follow in the footsteps of these merchants and take the opportunity to discover this...
    Tradition speaks of an ancient oratory built at a place called "le Poivre", located on the old salt, cheese and mountain pastures route, which links the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys via the Vanoise pass. Coming from afar and having passed through the Mont-Cenis pass, did the spice merchants stop here before facing the mountain or continuing on the official royal road down the valley? No one knows… Follow in the footsteps of these merchants and take the opportunity to discover this chapel! Inside are hidden among others the altarpiece from 1710 sculpted by a local child, a black Madonna or a hexagonal dome decorated with many symbols ...
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • bus parking
    • Private car park
  • Services
    • Guided visits
    • Self-guided visits (groups only)
    • Guided visits (groups only)
    • Self-guided visits
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings
  • From June 13, 2022
    until September 18, 2022
  • Monday
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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