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39 - Boucle du Giffre
Warning: Unsecured hours
A beautiful tour that can be enjoyed by all. A circuit of discovery of a beautiful of the Pre-Alps valley which we reach by the small collar of Châtillon.
- GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
- Points of interest
1 The Giffre
2 The chapel in Le Bérouze
Inside the religious building, the painting on the altarpiece features the three favorite Jesus' apostles: Peter James and John. They are represented in a mountain landscape surrounded by an Italian town: Peter with the keys and the pallium, John as a young man raising his hand to heaven, and finally, the older and already slightly bald James is painted joining his hands in a gesture of prayer.
The painting was a gift from Abbot J.F. Gindre and is a masterpiece of the painter Edouard Cabanne signed and dated 1879. This 19th-century painter is notably responsible for the four large panels in the church of Salies. Numerous of the paintings he made are also kept at the Fine Arts Museum in Bordeaux and at the Saint-Denis Museum in Reims.
The Bérouze chapel and the eight other chapels in the hamlets of Samoëns can be visited during hikes in the Alps. There are visits organized by the association "Les Amis des chapelles" and partial tours. These are well signposted and are organized by the Syndicat Intercommunal de la Vallée du Haut-Giffre and the General Council.
3 The old village of Taninges
To discover : Saint Anne chapel, old houses, old bridge in hogback, and St Jean Baptiste church.
4 St Jean-Baptiste Church of Taninges
The facade of the building looks austere with few ornaments, but inside there is a profusion of decoration : paintings on the vault and pillars, stalls, carved wood and multicolored stained glasses.
The visitor will visit a religious building and will discover how the jacquemarde population was decorating its churches there during the XIXth century.
5 Monumental sculptures Park of "Chartreuse de Mélan"
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