Saint Maurice Church

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Eglise Saint Maurice de Thones©Gilles PielA remarkable clock tower and altar piece at the St Maurice church

Located in the centre of Thônes, the St Maurice church was built in the 17th century. Between the French revolution and the bombings of 1944 there have been a series of restorations which have continued up until today.

The onion dome and the altar piece are remarkable testimony to the baroque period which dominated between 1650 and 1750.

The altar piece was constructed by the sculptor J. Jacquetti. This unique piece is an assembly of fine woodwork, sculptured and painted attached to the altar. It was classed as a historical monument in 1923.

For more information : masses celebrated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 18:00 and Sundays at 10:30.

 

Thônes Val-Sulens and its heritage


With its chapels, oratories, bread ovens and roman bridges, the territory of Thônes Val-Sulens has been gifted with a varied architectural heritage.
Certain hamlets light the village ovens during the traditional festivals or other special days.  One example is the oven at the village of Thuy, which is used twice a year for baking and the sale of bread, or another the oven of the Vacherie, lit in May during the ‘Day of the loaf and the flea market’.
It isn’t rare to stumble across some small religious element of interest with more than 15 chapels listed over the territory as well as 20 or so oratories.


 

 

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