• Historic site and monument

Ecumenical Chapel

The Flaine winter sports resort, opened in 1967, has
a chapel with original architecture. She is classified, with her
furniture, Historic Monument since 2014.

Historic site and monument Ecumenical Chapel Flaine


Flaine (74300)
Animals not allowed

Inaugurated in 1973, the chapel is the only construction in Flaine without concrete, but with wood and covered with slates. The upper part of the building is underlined by ingenious channels that go around it and evacuate the waters of
rain from the inside, avoiding the use of unsightly gutters and protecting against frost. The furniture was designed by the resort's architect, Marcel Breuer: wooden altar and benches, bronze chandelier. Some works of art adorn the walls of the chapel: Buraglio's "climb to Calvary" (1979), "Tabula" by Simon Hantaï (1980), two acrylic paintings by Bernard Piffaretti (1991, 1992).

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    Free of charge.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages visits : French

    The Flaine Art Centre organises a free guided tour of the resort every Tuesday at 2pm (in winter and summer, registration required).

    Follow the director of the Art Centre through the twists and turns of Flaine, in pursuit of the history of Flaine and its little stories too...

    The Ecumenical Chapel building is one of the buildings featured on this tour. Apart from the guided tour, you will not have access to the interior of the Chapel.


    From 16/12 to 21/04
    Schedules of guided tour on Tuesday between 2 pm and 3.30 pm.
    Closed except during free guided tours and by prior arrangement.

    Labels and rating

    20th C
    Outstanding contemporary architecture
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    • Booking obligatory
    • Tour free of charge
    • Exhibition space
    • Parking
    • Permanent exhibition


    Flaine Forum 74300 Flaine

    The chapel is located opposite the Tourist Office. To get there on foot from Flaine Forêt, take the orange inclined lifts.
    Coming by car? The nearest car park is P2, just before the entrance to Flaine Forum.

    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    Mental Disability

    The interior of the chapel is accessible to wheelchair users.

    Information update on 10/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Flaine