There are seven churches in the Val d’Arly that all reflect the fine heritage of this beautiful Savoyard valley, with the churches of St Nicolas la Chapelle and Flumet providing the best examples of quirky baroque style.
You will also find magnificent traditional farmhouses and the ancient stones of fortresses and sacred buildings that recount the valley’s fascinating history.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Chaucisse church
With Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Town Hall

The local parish church was hard to reach on foot from the hamlet of Chaucisse, especially during the winter. In 1818, thanks to a gift from one of the village’s “expatriates”, a chapel was built that later became the parish church (1828 to the 1960s).

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Chapelle du Seytenex
With Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Town Hall

The chapel was established in the 17th century by the Fabry family, under the patronage of Our Lady of the Rosary and then endowed in 1669. The ruins were rebuilt around 1855 by the Dumax-Baudron family and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Museographic space
With Coopérative Fruitière en Val d'Arly Savoie Mont-Blanc

The museum area, covering an area of 120m², presents: the link between the activity of farmers in the Val d'Arly, the operation of the dairy cooperative and our cheese know-how.

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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
La Giettaz church
With Town Hall of La Giettaz

The church at La Giettaz, dedicated to St Pierre-aux-Liens, was rebuilt in the mid-19th century to replace the previous 14th century building. Its bulb-shaped belltower and its furnishings make it a fine example of late baroque Savoyard style.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Saint Nicolas la Chapelle church
With Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Town Hall

Saint Nicolas-la-Chapelle church, dedicated to the saint of the same name, dates from the 18th C. The baroque building is notable because of its belltower with double light turret, sculpted porch, murals and canopied main altar – unique in Savoie.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Oratory of the Virgin with the Child
With Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly - Bureau de Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle

Oratoire de type guérite, crépi blanc au toit à 4 pans couvert de tôle avec croix métal au sommet.

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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
Le Jaillet Roman boundary marker
With Town Hall of La Giettaz

The Roman boundary marker at the Jaillet pass is one of Val d'Arly's rarest ancient remains. Together with the markers of the Petit Croisse Baulet and L'Avenaz, they offer the excuse for a themed walk open to good walkers (7 hrs walking).

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Château des Faucigny
With Flumet Town Hall

The Château des Faucigny, fortified in the 12th century, is now a ruin. However, the building was once of great architectural and historical value and was part of the original development of Flumet.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Chapelle du Passieu
With Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Town Hall

Passieu chapel was established in the 18th century at the initiative of the parish priest. Blessed in 1747, it was placed under the patronage of St Sébastin, St Antoine and St Guérin. Restored in 1975.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Eglise Saint Théodule : En accès libre
With Flumet Town Hall

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
De Bieu Fortified house
With Flumet Town Hall

The Maison De Bieu, standing on the edge of the village, is a 15th C fortified house with a distinctive square tower adjacent to the living area. Long-time home to the De Bieu family, it is Flumet’s last maintained and inhabited “château”.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Château de Charbonnière
With Saint Nicolas La Chapelle Town Hall

The "château" de Charbonnière is a fortified house dating from at least the 16th C. Burned during the Revolution, the only parts of its former exterior remaining are the large living quarters and one of the four elegant turrets that once adorned it.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Our Lady of Lourdes oratory - Critobles oratory
With Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly - Bureau de Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle

Egalement dénommé «Oratoire des Critobles», cet oratoire est couvert par un toit à 4 pans en zinc surmonté d’une croix en fer forgé, avec au centre les lettres P&B : à droite un petit bénitier en pierre.

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Notre Dame de Bellecombe
Notre Dame de Bellecombe church
With Notre Dame de Bellecombe Town Hall

The church at Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, which is dedicated to Our Lady of the Nativity, was built between 1876 and 1886 to replace the original 14th century church. Its set of bells and stations of the cross are the building’s main attractions.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Flumet church
With Flumet Town Hall

Saint Théodule church in Flumet was rebuilt in 1682 after the the original 13th C church was destroyed by fire Particularly noteworthy because of its belltower in the shape of a medieval tower, its unusual design, rich furnishings and baroque altars.

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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
Petit Croisse Baulet Roman boundary marker
With Town Hall of La Giettaz

The Petit Croisse-Baulet Roman boundary marker is one of Val d’Arly’s ancient remains. An ideal excuse for good walkers to explore this together with the other two markers of Le Jaillet and L’Avenaz (7 hrs walking).

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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
Chapelle sainte Anne
With Mairie

Cette chapelle, située au col des Aravis, est dédiée à sainte Anne, patronne des voyageurs. Erigée en 1650 elle est reconstruite vers 1765 par le curé de La Giettaz.Bien que située sur la commune de la Clusaz, elle est entretenue par les deux paroisses.

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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
Oratoire des Clapières
With Town Hall of La Giettaz

The Oratoire des Clapières is the only wayside cross to have escaped the destruction of the Revolution : it is the oldest in Val d’Arly. Situated on the Route des Chalets, its name comes from “clapier” meaning pile of stone.

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La Giettaz-en-Aravis
Virgin of Le Châtelard
With Town Hall of La Giettaz

The Virgin of Le Châtelard can be reached by an easy, short walk (1 hr – 3.2 km, 700m difference in altitude) from the Col des Aravis. The ramble offer lovely views over the Arondine valley, Aravis and Mont-Blanc mountains.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Abymes bridge
With Flumet Town Hall

The Abymes bridge connects Flumet with Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe. Interesting not only for its architecture, the bridge offers stunning views over the river Arly situated 32m below, the T’ienne mill and hanging houses.