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

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Religious Site
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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  • Direction the Abbey since aix the baths we bypassed the Lake with beautiful views but sometimes complicated roads, arrived at the Abbey, imposing and beautiful monument
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  • What a wonderful place! Superb perfectly maintained Abbey and a really friendly staff. Really to find out!
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  • The visit of the Abbey of Hautecombe is a must if you are in the region of the Lake of the Bourget. The visit is made by an audio guide. Do it without hesitation even more than the place is beautiful.
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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.