• Historic site and monument

Chapel Saint-Sébastien

On a rock, not far from the village church, stands Chapelle Saint-Sébastien. With its modest exterior, it is almost indistinguishable from the surrounding dwellings but once over the threshold, you'll be amazed by the wealth of riches on display!

Historic site and monument Chapel Saint-Sébastien Val-Cenis

About

Val-Cenis (73500)
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

The chapel is ornately decorated with murals which retrace episodes from the life of Christ and Saint Sebastien. This exceptional collection of paintings comprises 53 panels which are divided into rectangles, and separated by white bands, just like modern-day comics. Unfortunately, it is not always obvious where you should begin reading. Here's a clue...Like a comic book, read from left to right and top to bottom! If you look up, you can also admire the ceiling, made up of 918 carved, painted boxes. No technique or material is too beautiful to represent Heaven!
Remember to look at the altarpiece, initially designed for the village church, in 1630: one of the first, carved, Baroque altarpieces in the Savoie region!

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

Documentation available in French and English

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    Prices

    2 €.

    Methods of payment accepted : Cash

    Reception

    Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian

    Opening

    From 10/06 to 13/09/2024, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

    From 26/12 to 19/04, every Thursday between 2.15 pm and 3.45 pm.

    Labels and rating

    Town of Art & History
    Baroque
    Renaissance
    15th C
    17th C
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    Equipments
    • Picnic area
    • Parking nearby

    Access

    Lanslevillard 73480 Val-Cenis
    Information update on 28/05/2024 by Fondation Facim