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Chambéry Cathedral, Chambery

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Chambéry Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral 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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  • View from the outside it looks like a church and it is hard to believe that it is almost a cathedral but the Interior hides a gem: beautiful stained glass Windows, ceiling finely decorated so as to look like carved, mosaic floor. Seeing with the necessary calm.
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  • Ancient Church of the convent of the Franciscans built in the 15th and 16th centuries, became Cathedral than in 1777. Sober outside; Very interresting decorations in trompe l eye; Gothic pillars and exhibition on the shroud of Turin, very accessible, deserves a visit.
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  • a reduced-size Gothic unsuspected though due to the construction du palefitte, within the spaces and the decorations are truly remarkable.
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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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  • A Mecca of tourism chamberien. Very characteristic by its tubes the eye. To visit with a guide
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  • Magnificent building 😊
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  • Splendid architecture
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