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

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Religious Site · Historic 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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille using our trip planner.
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  • We did not want a tour so absolutely nothing to see. Don't expect views over the lake, no gardens, nothing of interest.  more »
  • Wonderful 12:00 service on Sunday. As service lets about after one pm, a suggestion is to take a backpack picnic with you and walk down to the lake for lunch. (This place is quite a ways from...  more »
  • Good place for visiting. The scene is beautiful. Unfortunately, i cannot enter the garden, only the member can pass it
  • Saw it from across the lake and it looked pretty cool

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