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Church Saint-Julien

Historic site and monument, Religious building, Church in Villarodin-Bourget

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  • Nested in the houses of the village, the church is marked by the tuff spire of its bell tower.

  • Enter the church through an arched vestibule hidden behind a door adorned with carved thistles. At the end of the elongated nave, find the main altarpiece and its tabernacle which offers you a nice spectacle: twisted columns, statues, candlesticks, reliquaries ... Everything has been done by a native sculptor, except the laying of gold leaves ... made by his daughter!
    Another local characteristic: gypsum, which abounds in the region. The vault is decorated with it: its palmettes, cherubs...
    Enter the church through an arched vestibule hidden behind a door adorned with carved thistles. At the end of the elongated nave, find the main altarpiece and its tabernacle which offers you a nice spectacle: twisted columns, statues, candlesticks, reliquaries ... Everything has been done by a native sculptor, except the laying of gold leaves ... made by his daughter!
    Another local characteristic: gypsum, which abounds in the region. The vault is decorated with it: its palmettes, cherubs and medallions dominate you, as does the small octagonal dome which is surrounded by balusters painted in trompe l'oeil. Like the current 3D… but baroque version!
    Reservations for groups on request: sandrine.perez@fondation-facim.fr (04 79 60 59 02).
  • Environment

    • In the town centre
Services
  • Services

    • Guided visits
    • Guided visits (groups only)
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings
  • From July 1, 2021
    until August 31, 2021
  • Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Additional opening on request on 04 79 05 25 15
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