• Historic site and monument

Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Beaurevers-Montaimont (church): Open access

This sanctuary, which was a pilgrimage destination, was rebuilt in 1767, and features a wonderfully ornate interior. The surrounding area, which is pleasantly shaded by old lime trees, also offers a magnificent panoramic view of the valley. So keep your eyes open!

Historic site and monument Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Beaurevers-Montaimont (church): Open access Saint François Longchamp

About

Saint François Longchamp (73130)
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

In previous centuries, pilgrims flocked here from all over Maurienne and even neighbouring Dauphiné to worship the Virgin who was deemed to work miracles. Legend has it that she was able to return still-born children, presented to her, to life for a short while - just time enough to perform a final baptism! The painted scene to the right of the chancel probably depicts this unusual act of worship for which the site - known as a "sanctuaire à répit" (respite sanctuary) - became famous.

Amongst the sanctuary's many impressive, decorative elements, the heavenly trompe l'oeil vista that adorns the central dome is alone worth the visit!

Group bookings available on request.
Contact: sandrine.perez@fondation-facim.fr (+33 (0)4 79 60 59 02)

Documentation available in French and English

Prices

Free of charge

Reception

Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian

Opening

From 01/07 to 26/08/2022, every Friday between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Labels and rating

Registered at the monuments and historic sites
Town of Art & History
Baroque
19th C
17th C
18th C
20th C

Equipments
  • Car park
  • Private parking

Access

Montaimont 73130 Saint François Longchamp
Information update on 11/05/2022 by Fondation Facim