• Historic site and monument

Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption : En accès libre

This church was the pride of the bishop in 1833: according to him, it was one of the largest and most beautiful in the diocese. Subjective opinion or reality? Only you can verify this!

Historic site and monument Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption : En accès libre Fontcouverte-la Toussuire


Fontcouverte-la Toussuire (73300)
Guided individual tours on request

Nestled on a small plateau in the heart of a forest, with the Aiguilles d'Arves as a backdrop, the church was built in 1675 following a wish of the inhabitants during the plague of 1630. These renovations offer us original decorations: gypseries. A mixture of white gypsum stone and glue, they allow for a rich decoration that is less expensive and lighter than carved stone... And it's easy to see why!
Look up and admire the medallions that adorn the vault.
Discover also several 17th century altarpieces, restored by the artist Gilardi in 1855, whose columns are decorated with golden vine scrolls. They symbolically evoke the ascent of Christian souls to God... and are a delight to the eye!


Free of charge


Open to children
Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian


From 02/07 to 01/09/2024 between 3 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

Labels and rating

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

  • Car park
  • Private parking


Fontcouverte 73300 Fontcouverte-la Toussuire
Information update on 23/04/2024 by Fondation Facim