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The view is the destination

We took the tiny little train to this chapel when we were in Vienne - we always like to get to the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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Interesting Church and Tower, a Stunning Views!

We took the petit train up to the church at the top of Mount Pipet. The architecture of the church... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We took the tiny little train to this chapel when we were in Vienne - we always like to get to the top in every city but didn't have time to walk. We were glad we did. Although the chapel was nice, the view was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annjo2015
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We took the petit train up to the church at the top of Mount Pipet. The architecture of the church and tower is interesting as is the story of Norte Dame de la Salette. I had never seen a depiction of the Virgin Mary such...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

The chapel built in honour of Our Lady of Salette, was designed by Viennese architect Abel Jouffray and was constructed in 1873. The statue of the Virgin Mary and child, is made from black Volvic stone and created 1857-1858. While Chapelle Notre Dame de la...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The active group chose to walk and the inactive ride. Walk if you are able. There are public restrooms at the top. It is the equivalent of about 39 stories so pace yourself. The views of Vienne and the River are just spectacular. The Chapelle...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JudyK288
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We rode the train up this steep, steep hill. The views overlooking the city are beautiful. The church is rather plain but worth a look.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Take the tourist train to the top of Mont Pipet and visit this pilgrimage Chapel constructed in 1873. Inside, stained glass windows depict the history of Viennese Christendom. The windows, although nice, seem to be grander due to the "plain" interior. A brick tower, with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This church sits on a hill overlooking the whole city of Vienne. You can see the Roman amphitheater and across to the river. On a sunny clear afternoon we had a spectacular sunset view. The church itself is interesting and the black statue of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The reason you come up to the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette is not for visiting the church but to take in the view of Vienne and the Rhone river below. You get a fabulous view of the ancient Roman amphitheater below. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A nice small chapel sited on a hill with a beautiful view of Vienne and Rhone river. To take the little train to climb up to the hill is recommended.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank YavuzM_13
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Took a little tram up with our tour, the walk would be brutal. Used to be a sacred Roman site Legend has it Mother Mary appeared to two children in 1846 and told them people were forgetting her son Jesus died for them and they...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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