Museum
in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Musée d'art Sacré

Next to the church of Saint-Nicolas, the Sacred Art Museum presents around fifty objects, ranging from the 18th to the 19th century, retracing the history of the village!
This unique collection (sculptures, paintings, goldwork objects, liturgical vestments) comes, in large part, from the generosity and faith of the Saint-Nicolatans, expatriates in the German-speaking countries. Between the 15th and 18th centuries, the difficulties of life in the mountains pushed certain inhabitants to leave for the “Germanies” or Italy, to earn their living as peddlers or artisans. Some of them are doing well and establishing themselves as Bourgeois-Merchants in large European cities. They then make significant donations to their parish of origin, thus contributing to the richness of the decorations of the region's churches and chapels!

The “Living in Northern Savoie” exhibition is visible on the upper floor of the museum from June 21, 2024 until May 4, 2025.

For families, 7 Mistakes games and game booklets are available at reception to discover the collections in a fun way!
During the holidays, guided tours of the church and the museum of sacred art generally take place on Fridays at 15 p.m., and guided tours of the museum are possible throughout the year on request.

Outside of opening periods, the Museum of Sacred Art is open by appointment.
History, culture and heritage

We call Treasure all the precious objects and documents kept in a church.
Of that of the parish of Saint-Nicolas, Bernard Grandjacques recounts "that during the troubled periods of the Revolution, Reverend David, parish priest decided to hide him in a farm in Nant Blanchet, leading people to believe that he had him taken with him in his exile. It was not until the 1950s that it resurfaced and found a place in the presbytery. »
Today, it is at the Museum of Sacred Art that many objects of goldsmithing, paintings, sculptures and liturgical textiles that belonged to the church, but also to the surrounding chapels, are exhibited. A museum completely renovated after 2008, which presents the entire religious tradition of the valley in connection with the history of its inhabitants and in particular its peddlers.

Sustainable tourism

A museum completely renovated after 2008, which presents all the religious tradition of the valley in connection with the history of its inhabitants and in particular of its peddlers.

Tips and Suggestions

Guided tour of the church and museum on Friday afternoon at 15 p.m. during school holidays (by reservation) and on request throughout the year.

Plastic and creative workshops, linked to the collections, are offered during school holidays.

We speak: English, French

Themes:

  • Arts and culture
  • Sacred art

Location details

In the winter and summer season, it is possible to get to the Museum by taking the Facilibus shuttles from the Saint-Gervais gondola. (100% ecological shuttles)
  • Village center

Visit

Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min.
Minimum group size: 10 person(s)
Minimum group size: 20 people

Customers

  • School groups welcome
  • Children from 3 to 5 years old
  • Reception of summer camps
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old
  • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
  • Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • Cycle 1: nursery school (PS, MS, GS)
  • Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2)
  • Cycle 4: college (5th, 4th, 3rd)
  • High school
  • Groups welcome
  • Higher Education

Language(s) of the visit

French

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group tours permanently
  • Guided group tours on request

Opening

Opening hours from May 07 to July 05, 2024
FridayOpen from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from July 06 to September 01, 2024
ThursdayOpen from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
FridayOpen from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SaturdayOpen from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.
SundayOpen from 15 a.m. to 18 p.m.

Exceptional Closure(s)

  • 01/01/2024
  • 01/05/2024
  • 25/12/2024

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Adult
3.5 €-
Kids
2 €-
Adult group
2 €-

Payment methods

  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Public toilets

Services

  • Coach access
  • Permanent animator
  • Guided tours

Adapted tourism

Adapted service: Wheelchair accessible with assistance, Independent wheelchair accessible, Elevator complies with standards, WC + grab bar + circulation space
From 3.50 € / adult

Address

Presbytery
Saint Nicholas of Veroce
74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
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