• Historic site and monument

The Old bishopric

The Maurienne diocese dates back to the 6th century, and the palace was repeatedly destroyed, remodeled and enlarged until the early 19th century. Facing the cathedral, it has been listed as a historic monument since the mid-1980s.

Historic site and monument The Old bishopric Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne


Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (73300)
Animals allowed

Throughout its history, the Palais des évêques has welcomed the Princes of Savoy who have stopped off here. Modified over time, it is a fine example of Baroque architecture. Inside, there is a monumental staircase reminiscent of those found in some of Turin's finest palaces, such as the Palais Madame.
Two symmetrical flights of steps on either side of a corridor create a very Baroque setting: you're sure to be seen! This staircase now leads to the Musée des Costumes, Arts et Traditions Populaires.

The paintings in the hall and staircase were renovated in 2021.

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French


    All year round, daily.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

    Labels and rating

    Classified at the monuments and historic sites

    • Pets welcome
    • Covered picnic area
    • Exhibition space
    • Parking
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Permanent exhibition


    Place de la Cathédrale 73300 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

    More informations

    Information update on 24/08/2023 by Montagnicimes Office de tourisme Intercommunal