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Eglise de Saint-Pierre

Church

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7

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Good

The Église Saint-Pierre d'Argentière is a beautiful French Catholic baroque style church located in the center of Argentiere. The church was built in 1724 to enable the inhabitants of Argentiere to go to their own church instead of having to journey all the way to Chamonix. A journey which was very difficult or impossible to make in winter. It was consecrated on October 23, 1727 by the Bishop of Geneva. Since then it has been renovated multiple times including a full restoration in 1965 and the installation of a new organ in 2016. The church is French Catholic and belongs to the Diocese of Annecy. Apparently the bell tower is very special. For more details visit this French website detailing why.


The church of Saint-Pierre d'Argentière is one of the nicest churches in the Chamonix Valley and definitely worth a visit. It has a fantastic backdrop of the Glacier d'Argentiere and the Aiguille Vert. There is a large graveyard on the backside of the church which you will pass by when taking the trail from Le Tour that runs through the north side of the town. The Second World War monument and the townhall of Argentiere are situated right in front of the church.


Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1260m

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Church

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

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Argentiere Tre-le-Champ Discovery Loop

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Our Rating

Good

Loop Trail:

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This is a very nice, family friendly discovery loop exploring the villages of Argentiere, Le Planet, Montroc and Tre-le-Champ and the many points of interest along the way.

Trail Length

Length

7.57km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid May - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+325m / -325m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.0 - 1.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Easy (1/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Argentiere

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Town

Larger town located at the north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1250m

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Glacier Argentiere

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Glacier

This glacier lies above the town of Argentiere right next to the Grand Montets ski area

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1840m

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Le Planet

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Hamlet

Small and very scenic hamlet perched above Argentiere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1392m

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Chapelle Protestante

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Chapel

Small Chapel for the French Protestant Church in Argentiere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1266m

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Cremerie du Glacier

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Snack Bar

Small Restaurant near Argentiere and near the Grand Montets lift station

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1305m

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Longitude:

6.9285143742466815

Latitude:

45.984252282205894

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