The church of Saint-Nicolas is one of the crown jewels of Alpine Baroque art.
It was built during the first half of the 18th Century using funds provided by expatriates and colporteurs going to the German Low Country.
Route de Saint-Nicolas - 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
Probably one of the most beautiful baroque church of Haute-Savoie with its architectural qualities, and a panorama of exception on Mont Blanc. The Restoration in 2011, classified as "Historic Monument" in 2004.
"An extremely ancient place of pilgrimage with a curious Baroque-style oratory, covered with Renaissance frescoes and gilt, in the purest tradition of Savoie's religious heritage..." wrote Roger Frison Roche in Mont-Blanc aux sept Vallées.
Notre-Dame de la Gorge - 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
The church of Saint-Gervais, a Baroque masterpiece, was completely restored in 2016 as part of the European ALCOTRA programme. Nine contemporary stained glass windows, created by the artist Kim En Joong, were installed at this time.
Contemporary with the Priory founded by the Benedictines around 1085, it is made up of 3 parts corresponding to 3 periods and is listed in the supplementary inventory of historic monuments as one of the most original. Closed for renovation until December 2024.
The church was built by the Italian builder Domenico Gualino and completed in 1759, as shown on the four cast-iron tie rods at the corners of the façade. The church's interior remained unfinished at this time and its interior decoration dates from 1847.
Route de Notre-Dame de la Gorge - 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
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