• Historic site and monument

Chapelle Sainte-Madeleine (chapel): open access

A mountain chapel on a panoramic plateau, in the heart of the village, awaits you: come and find out about the history of the famous "Madelon" festival and the expertise of artists from the Baroque period who created the small tabernacle and colourful statues!

Historic site and monument Chapelle Sainte-Madeleine (chapel): open access Courchevel

About

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

Le Praz is a very old village in the Courchevel region, standing in the middle of a plateau, which is somewhat unusual in the mountains: very often, flat areas were reserved for growing crops and the villages were set apart from the farmland, on the slopes. Here, however, this vast plateau has room enough for both! In times past, the village was best known for "la Madelon," a festival held in July to honour its protectress - Mary Magdalene - and it's still the case today!
The chapel, which stands in the heart of the village, is very large, demonstrating the sizeable population that once lived in this thoroughfare - a location that, in the past, helped generate financial donations. Near the chancel is an altar table used for religious celebrations and masses, in particular. Its altar front or "antependium" is unusually decorated in so-called "Cordoba" leather, one of the many goods that was transported, by mule, through the Alpine mountain passes!

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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 01/01 to 31/12, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

    Labels and rating

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

    Access

    Le Praz 73120 Courchevel

    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

    More informations

    Information update on 13/02/2022 by Fondation Facim