The church of Saint-Nicolas is one of the crown jewels of Alpine Baroque art.
It was built during the first half of the 18th Century using funds provided by expatriates and colporteurs going to the German Low Country.
Rebuilt in the early eighteenth century
She is one of the jewels of Alpine Baroque art, characterized by a sober exterior and bright interior colors and recognized for being the « bleu de Saint-Nicolas » adorning the vaults painted in the nineteenth century.
The Baroque interior decoration dates from the eighteenth century and consists of paintings with a frieze of cherubs, of consecration crosses, the railing of the grandstand, tubal eye pillars and altarpieces.
This decoration is enriched by neoclassical nineteenth Avondo paintings that illuminate the vault. Miracles of St. Nicolas, patron saint of the church, are represented at the dome.
Tables and other decorative elements largely come from the Germanic countries; they were offered by pedlars and expatriates in testimony of their religious fervor and gratitude.
Services & Equipments
- Public WC
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Guided individual tours
- Unguided group tours
- Guided group tours
- Unguided individual tours
All year round, daily.
Free of charge.
Maximum number of person : 25
Chapel of the Chattrix
The Chapel of the Chattrix is one of the Baroque gems in the Montjoie Valley. It was built in 1694 and reworked between 1720 and 1723 through a donation from the Genamy brothers—peddlers originally from Saint-Nicolas who prospered and became merchants in Vienna,...