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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Notre Dame de Bellecombe
Way of the Cross of ND de Bellecombe, 1958

This path was born from the meeting between the priest of the time, the Vicar General of the Diocese and an artist from Annecy, Mr. Cart, in the 1950s. The artist asked the two priests, fourteen short sentences, He then used his talent.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Our Lady of Lourdes oratory - Critobles oratory

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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La Giettaz en Aravis
Chapelle sainte Anne

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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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Chaucisse church

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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Crest-Voland Cohennoz
Crest-Voland church

The church of Crest-Voland, which is dedicated to the Nativity of Our Lady, was built between 1863 and 1866 on the site of the old 16th century church.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Immaculate Conception Oratory

Bâtiment massif en crépi blanc, au toit à 4 pans recouvert de tôle et surmonté d’une croix en fer forgé, a été érigé en 1866. Un petit bénitier a été placé à droite d’une niche en retrait protégée par une grille en fer forgé : « CMF 1867 ».

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Crest-Voland Cohennoz
Cohennoz church

Originally Cohennoz was part of the parish of Héry-sur-Ugine, up until it obtained its independence in 1766. The church was built in the centre in 1781 and dedicated to St Pierre-aux-Liens.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Oratory of the Virgin with the Child

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

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Hanging houses – Panoramic view

Flumet’s hanging houses, with their foundations built into the actual rock, overlook the river Arly 40m below. The only one of its kind in Savoie, this architectural group of buildings is most unusual, with breathtaking, dizzying views.

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La Giettaz en Aravis
La Giettaz church

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
Museographic space

Exhibition space of the local area, mountain agriculture and the local AOP products. Experience life in the Val d'Arly through the film "Carnet de Voyage" and then enjoy tastings of our local produce. Open daily, year round, from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm (unguided visit) - guided tours can be booked.

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Crest-Voland Cohennoz
Ecomuseum of Cohennoz

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Discover this unique collection of miniature mountain tools and traditional local objects. Not to be missed, the interactive displays give an idea of the alpine flora and fauna to be found in the mountains.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Chapelle du Seytenex

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
Oratory of the Holy Family

Erigé en 1863 par Joseph Théodule Jond, cet oratoire de type guérite contient une statue de la Saint Famille en bois doré.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Saint Nicolas la Chapelle church

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
Abymes bridge

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.

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La Giettaz en Aravis
Notre Dame des Alpages

The Virgin of Alpine Farms is a statue that was built by alpine farmers in 1956, situated at an altitude of 1800 m. She is believed to protect the farmers, their animals and the whole village. Possible to hike via the Route du Plan to reach the statue.

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Flumet / St Nicolas la Chapelle
Château de Charbonnière

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
Les côtes oratory

Oratoire de type guérite, crépi blanc, au toit à 4 pans couvert de tôle et surmonté d’une boule et une croix en fer blanc.

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La Giettaz en Aravis
Oratoire des Clapières

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.