• Historic site and monument

Saint-Oyen Church

A whole list of saints with antiquated names are testimony of the ardent devotion of the Savoie population.

Historic site and monument Saint-Oyen Church Grand-Aigueblanche

About

Grand-Aigueblanche (73260)

The current church dates from 1655. The vault was finished in 1690. Its layout is simple, in the form of a Latin cross. The building has three bays separated by cruciform pillars that support a groin vault. Each pillar has an ionic capital with remarkable scrolls. The tower has also been refurbished. The altarpiece with its monumental tabernacle is the work of sculptor Jacques Antoine Todesco.

St-Oyen Church is one of several Savoie churches built or rebuilt in the 17th century in a Baroque style. Only the interior is in Baroque style, the exterior is very simple. The main ornament on this high triangular façade is the gate, the way into the sacred world from the profane world. The pillars, with their ionic bases (the only ones in Tarentaise), have ionic capitals on which rests a semi-circular arch. The door, which is in three parts, is made up of a checked pattern with sixteen panels decorated with diamonds and squares. Higher up, on the façade, in a niche, there is a wooden polychrome statue of Saint-Oyen, the local patron saint who watches over the parish.

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

Documentation available in French and English.

Prices

Free access.

Reception

Languages visits : Italian, German, English, French

Opening

All year round, daily.

Labels and rating

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

Access

Saint-Oyen 73260 Grand-Aigueblanche
Information update on 26/11/2020 by Fondation Facim