• Historic site and monument

Notre Dame de Lourdes Chapel

This small chapel, isolated in the Mouilles hamlet, was built in 1871 by the reverend priest Joseph Marie Delavay, to ask to the Virgin of the Mouilles to protect and cure his brother from the plague, the priest Jean-Marie Delavay.

Historic site and monument Notre Dame de Lourdes Chapel Les Gets


Les Gets (74260)
Animals not allowed

Jean-Marie Delavay was born in 1834 in the Chôt hamlet in Les Gets. He was a priest and a famous botanist. After getting in the Missions Étrangères in Paris, he was envoy for a mission in china in 1867. He's been three times in this faraway country and he used much of his time for his botanical searches. It's on this asian territory, precisely in the Yunnan region, that he discovered an uncountable number of plants. Despite the communications difficulties between the both countries, he sent his finds at the National Museum of Natural History of Paris, where we count over 200 000 plants that the priest identified. It's in 1895 that he died in his Yunnan's mountains.

The Jean-Marie Delavay association has been created to do searches and to highlight this priest from Les Gets who had an important international influence.

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    Historical chapel of Les Gets village.


    Free access.


    Open to children
    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French


    All year round, daily.

    Labels and rating

    19th C

    • Picnic area


    74260 Les Gets

    At the way out Les Gets, down the road, in the direction of Morzine.

    More informations

    Information update on 25/04/2022 by Office de Tourisme des Gets