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Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie

The church sanctuary, situated between St Marcel and St Martin de Belleville was built between 1635 and 1680 and is still one of the main pilgrimage sites in the Savoie.

The Notre Dame de la Vie chapel is a symbolic monument of the Belleville Valley and boasts one of the oldest Baroque altarpieces in the Tarentaise as well as some of the most magnificent religious artwork of the 17th Century.

Nicolas Deschamps who also designed the church in Villargerel, created the building centered around a Greek cross under the central dome. Inside, the dome is decorated with frescoes representing the Old Testament and above the high altar the images depict the life of the Virgin Mary.

73440 Saint-Martin-de-Belleville

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Opening Period

From 16/12/2018 to 01/02/2019, daily between 10 AM and 4.30 PM.

From 02/02 to 22/04/2019, daily between 9.30 AM and 5.30 PM.

From 23/04 to 05/07/2019, daily between 10 AM and 6 PM.

From 06/07 to 31/08/2019, daily between 9.30 AM and 6.30 PM.

From 01/09 to 14/12/2019, daily between 10 AM and 6 PM.


Free access.

  • Guided individual tours
  • Guided group tours

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