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Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut, Ronchamp

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Completed in 1954, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut is one of the finest examples of work by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier, and one of the most important examples of 20th century contemporary religious architecture. Inside, you'll marvel at the small pieces of stained glass--that glows from the sun's rays like rubies, emeralds, and amethysts of all shades--set deep within the walls, which are sometimes ten ft thick. This pilgrimage chapel houses a statue of the Virgin Mary rescued from the ruins of the previous chapel destroyed during WWII. Plan to see Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ronchamp itinerary maker.
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  • very beautiful chapel with a beautiful light, also the frugality and minimalism is typical of Le Corbusier the roof of the chapel also made me think to the priest what Palmer Chapel in Moerzeke
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  • What a shame! There was a fortune spent in l ' home and design shop, toilets to airport, the concreting of the site and the Park... and it seems only ' need to renovate the chapel. And a monastery, the sisters you cross without watching you, if they did not want to be disturbed should not be what ' they settle here... maybe as ' turning around the site we get to see a little chapel, otherwise pay... wait a day of pilgrimage... or look at the pictures on the internet!
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  • a very nice Chapel style to part with to vantage points around. You can visit solo or follow the explanations of a guide.
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  • A beautiful church built by a famous french architect known as Le Corbusier. Unlike the typical catholic cathedral with gothic or renaissance influence, this place offers surrealism mixed with minimalism in its architecture. When you go inside you would also see that the wall is decorated with colorful glass in different shapes and when the sun light hits on it, it projects a stunning lighting effects in the interior. Amazing and historical place, a must visit.
  • Wonderful light experience. And I have been studying this place... The play of light is very nice... Ar Le Cob had successfully achieved it.. and giving us architect a lesson..
  • Excellent! Getting there is tough, but well worth the trip. Entry fee is reasonable and staff did a good job preserving and presenting this architectural treasure. Still in use by nuns and the community today!
  • A Corbusier must visit architectural icon, with Renzo Piano visitor centre.
  • Absolutely amazing place! Church, nature and the whole complex! Thanks to LC and RP!

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