The Abbey of Hautecombe in Savoy

A visit to the beautiful Hautecombe Abbey on the shores of the Lake Bourget.

The Abbey of Hautecombe is a beautiful abbey on the shores of the lake Bourget. You can either come by car or by boat from Aix-les-Bains (it's easy). Beware of the opening hours because the site is still active and the visit is prohibited during masses. The visit may be very short if you do not participate in offices, you can see everything in an hour, the site is not very large, and many places are not open to the public. It's a pity.

Interest: noteweak (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 2 h.

Sign

Sign
Check the opening time before visit the abbey. The visit in the church is forbidden during the mass (every day at noon).

Reserved access

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Reserved access
The site is not very well preserved.

Hautecombe Abbey

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Hautecombe Abbey
The Abbey was built in 1137. There are no monk anymore. Today the Abbey is managed by a community which organizes the spiritual life of the place.

The Interior of the Church

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The Interior of the Church
The Interior of the church is really beautiful in a "troubadour Gothic" style. Entrance fee :3.5 euros. The visit is really short, the main building is not open to the public, a little bit disappointing.

Outside of the Abbey

Outside of the Abbey
The Abbey of Hautecombe is quite isolated and it is surrounded by forests. Perfect for the meditation of the monks.

The Grange batelière

The Grange batelière
A nice barn on the shore of the lake.

The Interior of the Grange batelière

The Interior of the Grange batelière
You can visit the barn for free.

A beautiful point of view on the Lake

A beautiful point of view on the Lake
Beautiful view on the lake. You can see the jetty for the boat coming from Aix-les-Bains.

The Abbey seen from the Lake

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The Abbey seen from the Lake
Paradoxically, the best view of the Abbey is on the other side of the lake.

Other walks

Walk in the old Annecy

Walk in the old Annecy

note very good

At 27.52 Km

The Lake of Paladru

The Lake of Paladru

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At 40.59 Km