• Historic site and monument

Saint-Martin Church

The church is set back, to the east of the village, surrounded by the cemetery whose gate was created in 1686 by Guillaume Cochet. The church is dominated by the imposing Romanesque tower with onion dome spire, octagonal tambour and pointed steeple.

Historic site and monument Saint-Martin Church Les Chapelles

About

Les Chapelles (73700)
Guided individual tours on request

Built between 1681 and 1686, the façade has a gate framed by straight smooth columns supporting a scalloped entablature which houses the central niche: five fire pots decorate the ensemble, which is dominated by a triple bay opening, letting the light into the tribune. The new fittings were given by Cardinal Alexis Billiet (1783-1873), who was from the area. The main altarpiece, in Neoclassical style, presents a painting of St Martin, and The Last Supper is depicted in relief on the front of the altar. The side altarpieces are also in Neoclassical style with older elements: the Rosary by Todescoz (1693) was redone in 1852 by Charles Pedrini. The rood beam has a 17th century Christ with angels who collect the blood that is flowing from his wounds.

Group reservations on request:
david.dereani@fondation-facim.fr (+33 (0)4 79 60 58 99)

Documentation available in French and English.

Reception

Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian

Opening

From 15/07 to 23/08/2022
Opening hours on Tuesday between 9.30 am and 11 am. On Thursday and Friday between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Labels and rating

Town of Art & History
Baroque
19th C
17th C
18th C

Equipments
  • Car park
  • Private parking

Access

73700 Les Chapelles
Information update on 11/05/2022 by Fondation Facim