• Historic site and monument

Church Notre Dame de l'Assomption - Lanslebourg

Although the church was built between 1820 and 1830, it remains true to the Baroque spirit, embodying the contrasts associated with the age: an austere exterior concealing a richly decorated interior. You'll be surprised by the harmonious mix of works of art from across the centuries.

Historic site and monument Church Notre Dame de l'Assomption - Lanslebourg Val-Cenis


Val-Cenis (73500)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently

The old church, which stands on the other side of the street, had become run down and was too small so the local residents decided to build a new, bigger one: it has three naves, including a central nave surmounted by a majestic dome.
But fear not: you can't erase the past that easily! The old church was preserved and converted first to a school, then a courtroom and later a cultural space, and can still be visited today. Thankfully, its furniture has also been preserved and transported to the new place of worship. Four baroque altarpieces, in particular, featuring polychrome wood and gold leaf, carved from Swiss pine - a resinous tree that you'll find throughout the valley - await you...
One village, two churches: come and discover this amazing union!

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    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages visits : French


    From 10/06 to 22/09/2024 between 3 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed on Saturday.

    Labels and rating

    19th C
    17th C
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    • Parking


    Rue du Mont-Cenis Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis 73480 Val-Cenis
    Information update on 24/04/2024 by Fondation Facim