• Historic site and monument

Church Our Lady of the Assumption

Located on the top of a rockey point, "the Faucigny Panoramic Viewpoint", this church dominates the Arve valley. Built between 1829 and 1834 at the place of a older church, its is in a Sardinia neoclassical style, shaped as a Greek cross.

Historic site and monument Church Our Lady of the Assumption Mont-Saxonnex

About

Mont-Saxonnex (74130)
Unguided individual tours available permanently

From this viewpoint, when the whether is very nice, it is possible to see the Jura, the Salève, the Môle, the Marcelly Peak, the Hauts Forts, the Dents du Midi, the Dents Blanches, the Grand Ruan, Tour Sallière, the Tenneverge, the Buet and the Aiguille Vert.

The church of Mont-Saxonnex went down in history in 1167, year when it was linked with the Sixt Abbey, which provided it priests until 1636. Destroyed and rebuilt many times, it ended to be too small. The building of a bigger church began in 1829, until 1834. The steeple will be raised in 1838. This new church is shaped as a Greek cross under a cupola, with 2 side chapels and an altarpiece ornamented with wooden Corinthian columns and a painted trompe l'oeil curtain.

You can observe baroque statues inside, as well as a Madonna and Child from the VIIth century in the left side altar.
The roof and steeple were burnt down by the lightening in 1916. The inhabitants rebuilt them, and in 1920-1921, the onion-shaped steeple was bigger than ever. Two bells were installed, named Marie-Joséphine and Joan of Arc.

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    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French
    Languages informatives signs : French

    Opening

    All year round, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.
    Christmas holidays, winter holiays and July/August from 10am to 6pm.

    Labels and rating

    Classical
    Registered at the monuments and historic sites
    19th C

    Services
    • Coach access
    Equipments
    • Picnic area
    • Parking

    Access

    Route de l'Eglise 74130 Mont-Saxonnex
    Information update on 14/01/2021 by Cluses Arve & montagnes Tourisme