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Cathedrale Saint-Francois-De-Sales

6 rue de la Metropole, 73000 Chambery, France
+33 4 79 33 25 00
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“cathedral” (8 reviews)
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6 rue de la Metropole, 73000 Chambery, France
+33 4 79 33 25 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this splendid cathedral is the unbelievable quantity of excellent 'trompe d'oeil'. This is an Italian style of painting that mimics 3D stone carving. Apparently it was hated by the French when originally introduced into French interiors. This cathedral is reputed to contain...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Although not so easy to find in he old city, the cathedral is worth seeing with its stained glass panels and sculptures.

Thank cesar002
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This church has a lot of history, and it is truly beautiful. It is certainly worth a visit and most importantly - it is located very central.

Thank PatriciaKarlsson
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I have visited this cathedral once with a guide and since then I take other people there when visiting Chambery. The Trompe L'oeil paintings are astonishing: unless somebody points it out to you, you won't realize that those are paintings.

Thank fbernaerts
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Although this is a rather small cathedral we love this place and already visited it several times. The "trompe l'œil " Italian style decoration is unique . You will be surprised, it takes a while before your brain understands!

Thank Alexandre V
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A very calming place with gentle music playing on the day we visited. Look up and prepare to be amazed by the trompe l'oeil!

Thank moot
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The decor and architecture of this cathedrale is really nice. you can go in whenever you want it, night and day. the place is a little bit dark i remember but big enough. Cheers

Thank Kenza K
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The trompe l'oeuil was quite unexpected and impressive. As it was a stopover on the way to Turin we were very interested to learn of the shroud's stay here and in fact there was far more information that we saw in the Turin Cathedral in...More

Thank Tiff N
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small church in Chambery. The façade is very average and simple. It was one of the first things I visited there and hopufully the other things were better.

Thank sergivall
Reviewed 26 June 2016

By the standards of Europe, this is a modest cathedral, but it is architecturally interesting (one of the largest troupe l'oeil decorated buildings in the world) and has a bit of history attached (as the Shroud of Turin was kept here for many years ......More

Thank LMOverby
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