Saint-Maurice Church

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Admire the heritage-listed framed altarpiece from the 18th century.

Place de l'hôtel de ville
74230
Thônes

Located in the heart of Thones, the St Maurice church was built in the 17th century. Between the french revolution and the 1944 bombardments, there have been many stages of restoration, lasting until today. Witness to the baroque period which dominated Savoy eclesiastical architecture between 1650 and 1750, the onion bulb clock tower and the framed alterpiece are noteworthy. The clock tower houses 4 cast bells : 2 from the Gautier foundry and the other two cast by the Paccard Brothers. The framed alteripiece was created by the sculptor J. Jacquetti. This unique piece is an assembly of finely sculpted and painted woodwork, which supports the altar. In 1923 the framed altar was listed as a historical monument.

Opening period

All year round, daily.

Prices

Free of charge

Good deals

DVD about the framed altarpiece available at the ticket office of the Thônes Heritage Museum (€15).

Facilities
  • Parking
Services
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours