• Historic site and monument

Eglise Saint-Pierre et Saint-Clément (church): Open access

The Eglise Saint-Pierre et Saint-Clément stands on a promontory, on a steep slope, seemingly defying the laws of gravity! Its striking silhouette grabs your attention from the valley below. It's certainly worth climbing up the slope for a visit.

Historic site and monument Eglise Saint-Pierre et Saint-Clément (church): Open access Jarrier

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Jarrier (73300)
Guided individual tours on request

Because the church was erected on unstable ground, the builders decided against a heavy, stone vaulted ceiling and chose instead a wooden coffered ceiling, adorned with rosettes. In this church, the flowers grow down from the roof so remember to look up and admire them!
The scale of the ceiling makes it unique in the region but it is not the only thing of beauty in the building: admire the trompe l'oeil vaulted roof, the octagonal dome and the altarpiece covered with gold leaf. And if you want to see something really impressive, then go outside, walk around the church to the side facing the valley where you'll see a vast sundial, nearly 2 metres high. And it still keeps time!

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

Documentation available in French and English

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    Reception

    Languages visits : German, English, French, Italian

    Opening

    From 17/07 to 21/08/2024, every Wednesday between 3 pm and 6 pm.

    Labels and rating

    Registered at the monuments and historic sites
    Town of Art & History
    Baroque
    19th C
    17th C
    18th C

    Equipments
    • Parking nearby

    Access

    73300 Jarrier
    Information update on 25/04/2024 by Fondation Facim