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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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Abbaye d'Hautecombe Reviews
Maria Teresa BAugust 17, 2017
Accoglienza ottima, posto rocco di storia di bellezza. Un po' sconosciuto agli Italiani.. merita davvero. more »Great welcome, rocco in history. Somewhat unknown to the Italians. they really deserve it.
Jean Marc HAugust 14, 2017
chef d'oeuvre de l'art gothique, propriété des rois de savoie et d'Italie, nombreux gisants et statuaire de grande qualité. Si vous pouvez y aller lors des journées du patrimoine, la partie qui se vis... more »masterpiece of Gothic art, property of the Kings of Savoy and Italy, many recumbent and statuary of great quality. If you go there during the heritage days, the part which you can visit is much larger that the Church which remains available to the public the rest of the year. Great location, at the edge of the Lake bourget.
VeroruffieuxAugust 13, 2017
si vous souhaitez voir le lac du bourget de l'autre côté alors rendez-vous à l'abbaye de hautecombe, un véritable écrin de verdure, l'eau du lac y est d'une parfaite limpidité... et pour les amateurs ... more »If you want to see the Lake of le bourget on the other side then go to the Abbey of hautecombe, a real green setting, the water of the Lake is a perfect clarity... and for visits to monuments lovers don't miss the heritage days, you will discover an Abbey of amazing beauty.
Wilson MendesAugust 1, 2017
Quick to visit, but worth making the detour. Amazing architecture inside.
M.A. César NDAGIJIMANAJune 18, 2017
Very interesting place on Bourget lac
Markus HuebscherAugust 22, 2016
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).
Franz 'Sonik' AllardAugust 28, 2016
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.
Vincent BOUCHIATJuly 10, 2016
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 .
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