• Historic site and monument

Church of Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens: Free access

Like its cousin Saint-Julien de Villarodin, the Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens church is nestled in the heart of the village. You will find it without difficulty, however, thanks to its white bell tower decorated with "Lombard bands" and its slate roof.

Historic site and monument Church of Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens: Free access Villarodin-Bourget

About

Villarodin-Bourget (73500)
Guided individual tours on request

By visiting this church built in 1634, you will not go down to hell… but to heaven! You have to go down a few steps to access the vestibule, then push open the heavy door to access the unique nave, with all its arcades.
Keep moving forward. An anthology of Baroque works awaits you: murals, balustrade painted in faux marble, entirely gilded altarpiece, twisted columns adorned with laurel, oak, vine or rose foliage... Everything is tangled or echoed! Note also the presence on all the altarpieces of cherubs: they evolve on the white backgrounds where shades of pink mingle with gold. Isn't that somehow accessing paradise, as promised?

Prices

Free access.

Reception

Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian

Opening

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022
Opening hours on Wednesday between 4 pm and 5.30 pm. On Friday between 3 pm and 4.30 pm.

Labels and rating

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

Access

73500 Villarodin-Bourget
Information update on 15/06/2022 by Fondation Facim