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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  • A must see for his eye and the copy of the shroud tubes. Also very beautiful organ. Accessible by wheelchair or pushchair.
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  • Cathedral of the Seicento filled with beautiful paintings that make believe sculptures. Well worth the money to go have a look!
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  • The Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales is located in the historic center of Chambery; externally has a very basic facade pleasant and unassuming, but don't be fooled: the Interior, in Gothic style (the property has over 500 years), on the other hand, impresses with its size and trompe l'oeil paintings of newer invoice covering the walls and the times. A must see
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  • Historical and beautiful Cathedral.
  • Dark space that makes the oppressive atmosphere. It was probably more fun when the walls were simply switched to lime instead of being painted. Profusion of Horn the eye a bit ridiculous because it does not mislead anyone.
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  • Pretty small Cathedral very well renovated. A visit to the people passing in Chambéry.
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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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