• Historic site and monument

Eglise Saint-Jacques-d'Assyrie (church): Open-access

This church, located in the village centre, will dazzle you with its stunning interior and exterior. You'll be stunned by its amazing decorative elements, from its bell tower with bulb-shaped dome to its gilt altarpieces.

Historic site and monument Eglise Saint-Jacques-d'Assyrie (church): Open-access Hauteluce


Hauteluce (73620)
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

Once you've admired the bell tower with bulb-shaped dome, you should linger a while in front of the building with its ornate trompe l'oeil décor evoking the passing of time. As you enter, you pass beneath the gallery which extends along either side of the building .. Inside you'll discover an array of ornate furnishings and decorative elements. In the middle of the high-altar, standing on a 1749 canopied altarpiece is a gilt, wooden tabernacle. The tabernacle comprises 3 distinct tiers and is adorned with cherubs, two of whom are holding a crown. Another item that grabs the attention is a blackened, walnut pulpit which retains all its original components. It was created by master sculptor, Jacques Clérant, and is the centre piece of the building.

Click here for a virtual tour of the building : https://drone-de-regard.fr/VR/FACIM/73_Hauteluce.html

Group bookings available.
Contact: sandrine.perez@fondation-facim.fr (+33 (0)4 79 60 59 02)

Documentation available in French and English


Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian


All year round, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.
Except public holidays.

Labels and rating

19th C
16th C
17th C
18th C
Classified at the monuments and historic sites

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking


73620 Hauteluce
Information update on 23/04/2024 by Fondation Facim