• Cultural

Discovering Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval's story

From the establishment of the abbey with Ponce de Faucigny and his regular canons to the exploitation of the iron mines and the creation of the guides' company, you will know Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval's history like the back of your hand!

Cultural Discovering Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval's story Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval


On Saturday 17 December 2022 from 14:00:00 in 16:00:00
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Animals not allowed

The abbey of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is with no doubt its richest building historically speaking. Founded in 1144, it is the starting point of the history of our little village. The church located just next door is the logical continuation of the installation of this abbey in this remote corner of Haute-Savoie.
Through this visit, we invite your to discover the history of the Abbey from its beginning with the arrival of Ponce de Faucigny and the canons of St Augustine. You will then discover its evolution and the many roles it has played up to the present day.
Inside the abbey, you will discover the main room and its carved wooden beams dating from the 17th century.
The church of St Mary Magdalene was built in the 13th century. A part of it was destroyed by a fire in 1680. Different styles are found in this building which are evidences of the different periods of reconstruction or renovation. We will take a short break outside the church in order to observe its magnificent bulbous bell tower. This baroque style bell tower is very common in the Savoie region, and can also be found on Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval's chapels.
During our walk around the village square, called Place du Tilleul (in reference to the ancient lime tree that once stood there), we will also mention the various adjoining historical buildings such as the Maison Allaman, one of the oldest houses in Sixt, or the Maison de la Montagne, the former abbey granary.


Adult: 6 €, Child: 5 € (From 12 to 18 years old).

Free entry for children < 12 years.

Number of participants : 5 pers. Min. - 20 pers. Max.
Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French

Booking at the tourist office.


From 17/12/2022 to 09/05/2023
Opening hours on Tuesday between 2 pm and 4 pm.

Cancelled in case of bad weather.


Association des guides du patrimoine de Sixt


Maison de la Montagne Place du Tilleul 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Information update on 08/12/2022 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme