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Sainte Chapelle

Chapel

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9

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Exceptional

The Sainte Chapelle, or Holy Chapel, is a tiny little chapel built against a rockface roughly 500 meters south from the Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Gorge at the southern end of the Montjoie Valley, south-west from Chamonix.


In the Middle Ages, the location of the current chapel had a spring with water coming out from the rock wall. This water was believed to have miraculous properties. A Benedictine monk from St Nicholas de Veroce left his community and became a hermit in the area. Subsequently an oratory was built on the site of the chapel, dedicated to St Antoine, patron of hermits and protector of pack animals and their guides. At the end of the 18th century a very basic structure was built around the site and in 1850 a footbridge is added to provide easier access. Then in 1914, disaster struck and the Bonnant river floods and carries away the structure. In 1921 the chapel is rebuilt by Cure Vulliez, a priest from Les Contamines. 


Inside the chapel you can find a sculpture by Manfred Vogel from the Black Forest in Germany with the Virgin and Child. On Assumption Day which falls on August 15 and on September 8, the anniversary of the Nativity of the Virgin, a procession will walk from the Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Gorge to the Sainte Chapel.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1258m

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Chapel

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Notre Dame de la Gorge Discovery Tour

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Loop Trail:

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Absolutely beautiful trail with a gorgeous church and a couple of really nice waterfalls in beautiful forests and open fields. Great variety in absolutely amazing scenery.

Trail Length

Length

8.9km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start May - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.5 - 4.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+493m / -493m

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

1.5 - 2.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Notre Dame de la Gorge

10

Our Rating

The Best

Chapel

Beautiful Chapel at the southern end of the Montjoie Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1217m

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Cross at the Voie Romain

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Cross

Small cross with a text engraved in a big rock along the Voie Romain

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1200m

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Refuge de Nant Borrant

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Refuge

Beautifully situated refuge near the Notre Dame de la Gorge

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1465m

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Oratoires des Notre Dame

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Oratory

A total of 15 oratories which surround the Notre Dame de la Gorge

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1200m

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Cascade du Pont Romain

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Waterfall

Beautiful stone bridge with a waterfall underneath cutting deep into the rock

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Les Contamines

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1425m

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Longitude:

6.7136

Latitude:

45.7886

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