An artistic movement born in the XNUMXth century in Italy, the Baroque style spread widely throughout Europe until the XNUMXth century and inspired many works, including the churches of the Pays de Savoie.

Characterized by the opulence and profusion of shapes, materials, colors, its play of light and its trompe-l'oeil, Baroque architecture stands out for the beauty of its ornaments. Take the Sentier du Baroque route from Combloux to discover some of the jewels of this remarkable art.

Baroque church and chapels of Combloux

During your stay in Combloux, a visit to the Saint-Nicolas de Combloux church is a must. Known for being one of the most beautiful churches in Haute-Savoie, the church of Combloux stands out with its double onion bell tower and double gallery, classified as historical monuments. Inside, we find the characteristics of Baroque art between golden sculptures and twisted columns.

The Saint-Nicolas church is also the starting point of the Sentier du Baroque, a thematic route that leads from churches to chapels to discover the Baroque heritage of Haute-Savoie.

The Baroque Trail, a cultural walk in the heart of the Alps

A 20 km long itinerary, the Baroque trail, whose starting point is the Saint Nicolas de Combloux church, takes you from village to village to discover some treasures of the Baroque art of the Savoy. On foot or by bike, set off on a thematic hike from Combloux to Notre-Dame de La Gorge in Les Contamines Montjoie, passing through the towns of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, to be done in one or more stages. On your way, take the time to admire the churches, chapels and other crosses that line the route, and enjoy the natural setting and the view of the peaks.

Baroque Music Festival of the Mont-Blanc region

Created in 1998 to promote Baroque buildings, the Pays du Mont-Blanc Baroque Festival celebrates music from the 16th to the 18th century every year through original concerts in the heart of the churches of Combloux, Sallanches, Cordon, Domancy, Praz-sur- Arly, Saint-Gervais, Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce, Les Contamines, Servoz, Passy, ​​Megève, Chamonix, Argentière and as far as Vallorcine. Every year, a new theme and a new repertoire are explored and brought to light by talented musicians.

The 24th edition "Bach aux Cimes" scheduled from July 3 to 22, 2022 explores the work of Johann Sebastian Bach through reinterpretations with multiple styles and influences.

Baroque getaways through the Alps

Widespread in the Alps, Baroque art is found in particular in the high valleys of Savoy and in the valleys of Roya and Bévéra in the Alpes Maritimes. The Facim Foundation invites you to discover all the richness of this art during thematic stays and experiences around Baroque culture.

Other cultural sites you might like

In addition to the Baroque, Combloux has a heritage and an architecture that bears witness to several centuries of history. Discover the graniters who came from Italy to cut the blocks of granite deposited by the glaciers of Mont-Blanc, dive into the history of the PLM palace which participated in the development of tourism and winter sports in Combloux or even visit the farm at Isidore, a remnant of the traditional XNUMXth century habitat.

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