• Historic site and monument

Institution: Praz Coutant

First sanatorium built in Passy, the facility opened in 1924. It differs from all others by its design, in the form of a village with its small cottages and chapel.

Historic site and monument Institution: Praz Coutant Passy


Passy (74190)
Unguided individual tours on request
Guided individual tours on request

Labeled "Twentieth century heritage". Architects, Aristide Daniel, Lucien Bechmann, Henry Jacques Same, Pol Abraham. Landscape, Rene Edouard André.

The small chapel, independent of the main buildings, is dedicated to St. Francis de Sales. Its four large windows, richly colored, evoke both biblical themes and charming familiar scenes. (Decor and Furniture Paul Pruvost, Pierre Turpin, Eugene Nys, Roger de Villiers, Alliot Violette, Paul Cross Marie).

A few hundred metres above the footpath, a memorial stone recalls the deadly mudslide that destroted several buildings of the sanatorium Roc des Fiz in 1970.

Guided tours on request for individuals and groups
A selection of visit modules of the surrounding area is offered, by the hour, half-day or day.
At the Heritage Workshop, children can complement the visit with interactive games.


Fee-paying guided tours for groups, please contact us.


Languages of documentation : French
Languages visits : French
Languages informatives signs : French


Medical centre in operation, visits on request.
Observation from the outside possible.
Respect requested.

Labels and rating

20th C

  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking


171 route de Praz Coutant 74190 Passy

Situated less than 3 kilometres from the resort of Plaine Joux.

Near shuttle stop

More informations

Information update on 22/02/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Passy