Through majestic mountains, history and Baroque art intertwine, creating a visual symphony that transcends time and space.
The Hautes vallées of Savoie, the Pays du Mont-Blanc in Haute-Savoie and the Roya and Bévéra valleys in the Alpes-Maritimes share a common heritage: Alpine Baroque art. Theatrical, colorful and gilded, it spread throughout the states of the House of Savoy in the 17th and 18th centuries, spurred on by its princes and by the Catholic Church, which saw in it a formidable opportunity to renew its message and seduce its faithful.
The Fondation Facim and the players in these three territories, of which the commune of Saint-Gervais is a part, supported by the European Union, are joining forces to offer you new experiences around this art.
Discover the keys to understanding a culture spread across five continents far beyond religious heritage alone. You’ll be offered discovery materials, unusual tours and shows based around this Baroque art.