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Eglise Saint-Laurent (church) - Sardières

Historic site and monument, Religious building, Church in Val-Cenis

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  • The small bell tower, attached to Eglise Saint-Laurent, rises high into the air, dwarfing those of other churches, thanks to its unique location. Step inside the tiny building,via its small vestibule, and discover a surprising world of colour!

  • The church vestibule - as with all Maurienne churches - is designed to protect from freezing blasts of air. After all, it's important to protect the faithful from the cold, particularly at this altitude. That said, in winter, when it's capped in white, standing on a blanket of snow, the building does look particularly charming...
    Perched on its promontory, this little church is a unique gem of a building, full of exceptional elements: the vaulted ceiling with its floral decoration - painted...
    The church vestibule - as with all Maurienne churches - is designed to protect from freezing blasts of air. After all, it's important to protect the faithful from the cold, particularly at this altitude. That said, in winter, when it's capped in white, standing on a blanket of snow, the building does look particularly charming...
    Perched on its promontory, this little church is a unique gem of a building, full of exceptional elements: the vaulted ceiling with its floral decoration - painted with a stencil, the chancel with its trompe l'oeil, the confessional crafted from stone pine wood, right down to the finely chiselled handle on the entrance gate which is classified as a listed monument! And there is so much more to discover besides.
    Simplicity, color and perfection await you inside Saint-Laurent Church!
  • Environment

    • In the mountains
Services
  • Equipment

    • Parking nearby
  • Services

    • Guided visits
    • Guided visits (groups only)
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings

Openings

  • All year
    Opened Everyday
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