• Historic site and monument

Church of St. Martin - Hauteville-Gondon

The church looks out over the valley of Isère. Although the view from the forecourt is worth admiring, there is a whole other paradise awaiting you inside, especially since its complete restoration that took place from 2015 to 2018. So many wonders to (re)discover!

Historic site and monument Church of St. Martin - Hauteville-Gondon Bourg-Saint-Maurice

About

Bourg-Saint-Maurice (73700)
Guided individual tours on request

It was built in 1691 in the traditional layout with 3 naves and 3 bays with flat apses, but its originality lies in the small hexagonal steeple above where the chancel and the nave meet.
The sanctuary, which avoided being destroyed during the French Revolution, has an exceptionally rich interior decoration. Joseph-Marie Martel sculpted two of its altarpieces, which are now listed as Historic Monuments.
The main altarpiece, with its resplendent polychrome, depicts virtually the entire catechesis: the sources of faith evoked by the four Evangelists: Scripture, the Trinity, the Eucharist, the Incarnation and Redemption.
Behind the coloured tabernacle with its gilded monstrance, the central painting illustrates the Charity of St. Martin. He is surrounded by cherubs bearing the instruments of the Passion. On either side are two painted panels representing the Evangelists, framed by the statue columns of the four Fathers of the Latin Church.
The artist applied gold leaf to a red undercoat to give an optimum Baroque emphasis to the folds in the clothing, the curves and counter-curves, the plants, the body language and the movement.
Don't forget to check out the Rosary altarpiece, by the same artist. It exudes joy, as manifested by the numerous angels taking up virtually the entire surface. This heavenly court joyfully contemplates the fifteen episodes of the life of Mary, as evoked by the painted medallions, in the centre of which is a small painting of the Coronation of the Virgin.

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

Documentation available in English and in French

Prices

Free of charge

Reception

Languages visits : Italian, German, English, French

Opening

From 18/07 to 24/08/2024, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

Labels and rating

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

Equipments
  • Car park
  • Private parking

Access

Hauteville Gondon 73700 Bourg-Saint-Maurice
Information update on 25/04/2024 by Fondation Facim