Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp

Completed in 1954, 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. By using our Ronchamp attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Notre Dame du Haut and other attractions in Ronchamp.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Very surprising, a quite unusual place of contemplation and prayer, a great view of the Valley. Present and inviting sisters in the monastery. One of the beautiful works of le CORBUSIER.
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  • September 11, 2017
    The architectural masterpiece, which has despite of knowing never ceases to surprise you to see her natural. The interior space is majestic and the interior lighting is absolutely spectacular. The slide is magnificent and you can see the building from all sides. Do not let animals entering the garden enclosure which has conditioned our visit,
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  • September 11, 2017
    My first visit early the 60s! But what a change since! A nice walk from the parking lot! The chapel so that the site is exceptional visited by 700000 people per year, you will enjoy these wonderful books!
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  • August 20, 2017
    Just quite simply an amazing place. The architecture of the main cathedral is just stunning in modernist concrete curves playing with the light and shadow in all sorts of fascinating ways. As an atheist Le Corbusier never wanted to design churches but apparently capitulated toward the end of his career; the world is a better place for having this monument to modernism. An amazing place, with the added bonus of the monastery carved into the hillside and visitors centre being designed by Renzo Piano. A great place to visit and marvel at the delights of modernism.
  • June 29, 2017
    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.
  • March 9, 2017
    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..
  • February 21, 2017
    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!
  • September 15, 2017
    One of the most brilliant buildings by Le Corbusier

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