• Cultural

Heritage for all eternity - Samoëns' tombs and gravestones

In Samoëns, you can admire funeral art in front of the church hall and in the village cemetery. It is a reflection of the skills and craft of the Giffre Valley's stonemasons and stonecutters in days gone by.

Cultural Heritage for all eternity - Samoëns' tombs and gravestones Samoëns

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On Friday 26 August 2022 from 10:00:00 in 12:00:00
Samoëns (74340)
Activity on request

If you are passionate about art, sculpture and symbolism, we have created this tour just for you. Samoëns, reknowned for its sculptors, has a cemetery where you can discover the history of art and the evolution of cultural and political ideas in a village that was ahead of its time.

According to the site of the town hall, the present place was only built 150 years ago replacing an old ancestral cemetery. Visitors can observe neo-classical architectural forms.

This guided tour, organized by Savoie-Mont-Blanc heritage guides, is an opportunity to discover a homeland of renowned sculptors. An open-air book, where you can discover the history of art and the evolution of religious, cultural and political ideas in a village with advanced ideas.

Prices

Adult: 6 €, Child (12-16 years): 5 €.

Group rate available for > 10 people.

Individual: tickets on sale at the Tourist Office, registration and reservation the day before at the latest.
Groups: payment to the Society of Masons through the guide.

Methods of payment accepted : Check, Chèques Vacances, Cash

Reception

Languages spoken : English, French

Duration: Between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours

Dates

Friday 26 August 2022 between 10 am and 12 pm.

On demand.

Activity on request

Access

Eglise et cimetière de Samoëns 74340 Samoëns

Meet at the church porch.

Information update on 28/06/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns