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Guided tours of the Clunisian site

The priory of Contamine sur Arve seems to be the necropolis of Faucigny sires and a Clunisian site. It's the only England and Wales church with Gothic architecture in Savoie. It has been founded in 1803 by Guy de Faucigny, bishop of Geneva. The guided tour are in French and on demand and from 2 persons

Cultural Guided tours of the Clunisian site Contamine-sur-Arve


On Friday 01 January 2016
Contamine-sur-Arve (74130)
Activity on request

Following Pierre II of Savoy, in XIII century, a lot of Savoyards will travel to England and Wales. From thoses travels remains this building, built by the architect Jean Jacques de Saint Georfes where english architectural elements are used for the first and last time in our region. The monastery is destroyed by the Bernese in 1589,only a part of the church has been preserved .

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    Adult: 5 €.

    Free entry for children < 10 years.

    Number of participants : 2 pers. Min. - 8 pers. Max.
    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


    Meeting point : the church of Contamine sur Arve


    All year round, daily.

    On demand.

    Activity on request


    Prieuré 74130 Contamine-sur-Arve
    Information update on 29/06/2023 by Office de Tourisme Faucigny Glières