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La Giettaz church
La Giettaz church
La Giettaz church

La Giettaz church


The church of La Giettaz, dedicated to Saint Pierre-aux-Liens, was rebuilt in the middle of the 19th century to replace the medieval building. Its bulbous bell tower and its furniture make it a fine example of late Savoyard Baroque.
The first church in the village was built at the very end of the 14th century. Imagine, before this construction, the Giettois went to mass, risking their lives in winter, in Flumet for the inhabitants of the village, and in Megève for the inhabitants of the hamlet of Plan!
If the exterior is admirable by the presence of the majestic onion bell tower with two lanterns, the interior of the vast building derives its originality from its Greek cross plan: this choice allowed the construction of a central dome, which was decorated with frescoes. in 1848. Raise your eyes to the sky: restored in the spring of 1999, their colors await your eyes!
In 1732, a sculpted altarpiece was installed, paid for by the Giettois who had emigrated to Paris.
The current major altarpiece, from 1849, partially reuses this old decor (the pale green part with the twisted columns), so it retains the vitality born of the Baroque spirit.

Infos techniques

73590 La Giettaz
Lat : 45.862408Lng : 6.49527
0 m
26 j

4 informations complémentaires

Open period

Throughout the year : open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly - 27/05/2021


Free of charge


Phone : 04 79 32 91 90

Email : ste-anne@diocese-annecy.fr

Website : www.la-giettaz.com

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