• Historic site and monument

Saint-Peter cathedral

Cathedral of the former diocese of Tarentaise, listed as a Historic Monument, it has undergone many transformations over the centuries. The cathedral has a composite architecture (Romanesque choir, Gothic facade, neoclassical naves). Many artistic works inside.

Historic site and monument Saint-Peter cathedral Moûtiers


Moûtiers (73600)
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

Christianity was organized in Tarentaise at the beginning of the 5th century. It is from this period that probably dates the first cathedral whose history did not leave us any traces. On the same site, several buildings succeeded one another until the 11th century. Lombard masons were then called. These craftsmen from the north of Italy were going to make a name for themselves from the shores of the Mediterranean to England or to Germany for some.
The architecture includes a Romanesque choir from the 11th century, a Gothic façade from the 15th century, and neo-classical naves. Among the many artistic works, we can mention the burial of the 16th century, a remarkable polychrome sculptural group of life size.

The choir, apse and bell tower are the oldest parts of the cathedral, dating back to the 1020s.
The nave and the western sideboard were completed in the 15th century (Gothic style).
The vaults collapsed after the destruction of a bell tower during the Revolution and only the bay above the entrance survives from this period.
In the 17th century, the current dome was added to the crossroads of the transept.
After the Revolution, the church was restored in the 19th century, it is from this period that the paintings that adorn the choir and the transept date.

St. Peter’s Cathedral preserves several artistic treasures:
- a superb 16th-century Place in the tomb of Christ: a remarkable life-size polychrome carved group.
- a liturgical cloak embroidered with gold and silver thread on silks from Lyon, from the 1930s.
- the Cavaillé-Coll organ buffet acquired at the time of the annexation of Savoy to France in 1860 is also a centrepiece of the building.

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    Free of charge


    Languages spoken : English, French, Italian
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : English, French


    Throughout the year : open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.

    Labels and rating

    19th C
    11th C
    14th C
    17th C
    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    • Covered picnic area
    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking


    Place Saint-Pierre 73600 Moûtiers

    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    Information update on 05/09/2022 by Coeur de Tarentaise Tourisme