• Historic site and monument

Beaurevers chapel in Montaimont: free 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 Beaurevers chapel in Montaimont: free access Saint François Longchamp


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 on request:
maud.valla@fondation-facim.fr (04 79 60 59 02)

Documentation available in French and English


Free of charge


Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian


From 05/07 to 30/08/2024, every Friday between 4 pm and 6 pm.

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  • Car park
  • Private parking


Montaimont 73130 Saint François Longchamp
Information update on 15/04/2024 by Fondation Facim