• Historic site and monument

The Holy Chapel

Two hundred metres beyond the church at Notre Dame de la Gorge, a small rather remarkable chapel is perched on the side of the rockface. The primitive structure was located directly in line with the current chapel.

Historic site and monument The Holy Chapel Les Contamines-Montjoie


Les Contamines-Montjoie (74170)
Animals allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

According to tradition, the first hermit to settle at the Gorge chose this spot. At the beginning of the Middle Ages the holy chapel became a highly prized place of pilgrimage for the inhabitants of the region.
Even today, for the Assumption on 15th August and on 8th September, the anniversary of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, a procession is organized from the Church of Notre-Dame de la Gorge to the Holy Chapel.

In the company of a local heritage guide discover the secrets and wonders of the Baroque footpath between Saint Nicolas de Véroce and Notre Dame de la Gorge in Les Contamines -Montjoie.
10th & 26th July, 7th & 21st August from 09h00 to 17h00. Price: 8 €
Information & reservations at the Tourist Office.


Free of charge.


Animals allowed
Languages visits : French


From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

  • Pets welcome
  • Tour free of charge


Notre-Dame de la Gorge 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
Information update on 25/06/2020 by Office de Tourisme des Contamines-Montjoie