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Church of Saint-Pierre d'Extravache

Val-Cenis
St Pierre d'Extravache church at Val Cenis Bramans - Jean-François Durand
  • St Pierre d'Extravache church at Val Cenis Bramans - Jean-François Durand
  • St Pierre d'Extravache church at Val Cenis Bramans - Jean-François Durand

The church of Saint-Pierre d'Extravache is one of the rare testimonies of the Romanesque period in Savoy. The oldest part, the apse, dates back to the 11th century. Tradition has it that the foundation of the church was made by two disciples of Saint Peter.

Description

"In mountainous regions, at a distance from urban centers and in contrast to them, robust chapels with cul-de-four apses, such as Saint-Pierre d'Extravache in the commune of Bramans, have given way without transition to buildings of Baroque structure."

Extract from "Le guide du Parc National de la Vanoise", © 2003 Editions Glénat, on sale at the Maison de la Vanoise at Val Cenis Termignon.

Environnements

  • En montagne

Tarifs

Free access.

Période d'ouverture

Toute l'année, tous les jours.
Route d'accès fermée à la circulation en hiver, accessible par navette : renseignements à l'Office de Tourisme.

Localisation

Accessible by snowshoes in winter.

Animaux

Animaux acceptés : Non

Church of Saint-Pierre d'Extravache
  • Roman
The Cernay Bramans 73500 Val-Cenis
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