• Historic site and monument

Chapelle Saint-Bernard-des-Alpes (chapel): open access

A mountain chapel in a secluded hamlet built on a slope; learn about the history of the patron saint of mountain dwellers and admire the expertise of artists from the Baroque period who created the altarpiece and colourful statues!

Historic site and monument Chapelle Saint-Bernard-des-Alpes (chapel): open access Courchevel

About

Courchevel (73120)
Animals not allowed
Guided individual tours on request
Unguided individual tours available permanently

La Jairaz is one of the twenty or so hamlets that make up the village of Courchevel, all of which are located between 650 and 1,600 metres above sea level. its name, "Jairaz," (pronounced "jèr") may originally have described a sloping site on loamy terrain.
The chapel, which is dedicated to Saint Bernard, certainly predates the 17th century and is one of the oldest in the valley. Located at the top of the hamlet, it was designed to protect the local residents and buildings. Bernard - originally from the Aosta Valley - was an historical 11th century figure who was widely worshipped in the Savoie region and recognized as the protector of mountain dwellers and climbers. During his life, he helped protect mountain passes and popular routes across the Alps. In the chapel, you'll also find evidence of the cult of Saint Catherine: her statue, dated 1613, has suffered considerable damage over the years. However, it has recently been restored in its original colours and specially treated to better preserve the wood.

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    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : French
    Languages informatives signs : English, French

    Opening

    From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

    Labels and rating

    Town of Art & History
    17th C
    18th C
    19th C
    Baroque
    Classical

    Access

    La Jairaz 73120 Courchevel

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair

    More informations

    Information update on 04/08/2022 by Fondation Facim