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Abbaye d'Hautecombe, Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille

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Abbaye d'Hautecombe is the burial place for the family from the House of Savoy, and later for a French king. It was originally built in 1125 as a monastery for the Cistercian order. Both Pope Celestine IV and Pope Nicolas III are said to have been monks here, but this was never proven. The building was also used as a fabric-printing factory in the 18th century. Its various designs take their influence from different eras and architects, so you will see a collage of architectural ideas depending on which portion of the monastery you’re touring. Most notable are the lighthouse abutting the water and the Gothic-Roman church restored in 1824. You’ll also be impressed by the sheer number of statues that adorn the interior of the church, 300 to be exact. Use our Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille trip generator to arrange your visit to Abbaye d'Hautecombe and other attractions in Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille.
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  • A beautiful afternoon sunny, a beautiful hike in the mountains... and we decided to finish after the noon while visiting the famous Abbey. On the architecture, it is beautiful, huge building at the edge of the Lake, nice Church visit with audio guide, well-run shop. BUT it's very frustrating we see only 20% of the place, a little as if we opened up as the 1st floor of the eiffel tower :( Of course we understand that we are not at the zoo, but it appears a bit frustrated and disappointed with not being able more contemplate :)
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  • Short tour of the chapel with an audioguide. Not worth the detour, I enjoyed. Too bad that some details, particularly ceilings, are not visible because of certain lights in backlight. The price is right (3.50 euros). But you can not visit the Abbey itself. I advise you to go if you're in the neighborhood, without making a detour. Avoid the busy for better days enjoy. Personally there was nobody when I was there.
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  • beautiful places which do not miss this is worth the trip, you can visit the Abbey by coming by car or cruises on the Lake of the Bourget. The visit will cost €3 50 and will last between 1/2 hour 20 minute guided by a hearing aid. Time of visit out of the time and sumptuous one time ripped the history button. By the time opportunity to hear Gregorian chants. It is possible to buy local products in the shop. possibility to picnic in the Park on indication, or lunch in a hostel near the Abbey held by a Christian ecumenical community great moment of contemplation.
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  • The basilica is very pretty inside. Shame that you can only visit on an audio guide, and no pictures inside. Opening hours are tight. And you cannot visit any other part of the monastery. At the least the entrance fee is a bargain (€3.50).
  • Best way to get there is to take a boat from Aix-les-Bains. As you approach the site, you can really take in and appreciate the architecture as seen from the lake.
  • Very beautiful settings on the lake shore of a big alpine lake. Do not miss to visit the barns near the lake with direct boat access ! Quite unique .
  • Wonderful abbey, currently run by the Chemin Neuf community. A lot of activities for discerning one's vocation and spiritual life throughout the year, and a big, youth festival every summer with more than 1000 people and tons of activities, both spiritual and athletic.
  • Glorious place. Sunset is perfect here, and the milky way is quite clear at night..great place to stay.