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Chambéry Cathedral, Chambery

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Chambéry Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Chambéry, France. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint François de Sales, and is the seat of the Archbishopric of Chambéry, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, and Tarentaise.The Chambéry Cathedral was established in 1779 as the Bishopric of Chambéry. After gaining the territories of the Bishopric of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and the Archbishopric of Tarentaise in 1801, it was elevated to an archbishopric in 1817. In 1825 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Tarentaise were re-created as independent dioceses; in 1966 they were once again added to the Archdiocese of Chambéry, which in 2002 adopted its present name of Archdiocese of Chambéry, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, and Tarentaise.The building dates from the 15th century, when it was constructed as a Franciscan chapel. The site is very swampy and the building is supported by 30,000 poles. It became the cathedral on the creation of the see in 1779. During the French Revolution it was extensively defaced, and the interior was entirely restored in the early 19th century.It contains the largest ensemble of trompe l'œil painting in Europe by the artists Sevesi and Vicario, as well as a maze almost 35 metres long laid down in 1860-70 and relaid in 1989.
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  • Although this is a rather small cathedral we love this place and already visited it several times. The "trompe l'œil " Italian style decoration is unique . You will be surprised, it takes a while befo...  more »
  • A very calming place with gentle music playing on the day we visited. Look up and prepare to be amazed by the trompe l'oeil!  more »
  • The decor and architecture of this cathedrale is really nice. you can go in whenever you want it, night and day. the place is a little bit dark i remember but big enough. Cheers  more »
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  • Beautiful Cathedral City of Chambery. Inside offers an overview of the history of the shroud.
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  • Very beautiful Cathedral. The paintings all over the place are really very nice.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral of Chambéry. See if you go through Chambéry. Superb construction enter y and open your eyes because they may be dazzled by tans of architectural beauties.
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  • Beautiful edifice. The celebrations are beautiful. Listen to the great organ.
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  • Beautiful monument which is well worth a detour
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