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The Chapel of Vercland
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The Chapel of Vercland

Description

The chapel was built in 1626 on communal land. It was founded by a man named Pierre Vaisy "as much for himself as for his son Claude and his descendents".

Dedicated to the Conception of Notre Dame and the Saint Symphorien.
The chapel aroused controversy and led to legal cases between the villagers and the canons of the Collegiate Church in Samoëns.
The 10,000 francs paid to build the chapel represented a substantial sum but it carried with it an obligation on the part of the priest to live in the village and teach the young people.
Once shaped like a shrine and no bigger than the chancel we see today, the chapel was extended in 1751. Even as late as the beginning of the 20th century, a procession still climbed up to it in August to lay corn at the altar. Today, it is also used by the Protestants as they have no church of their own in the Upper Giffre.

DATES

All year round, daily.

Latitude : 46.072189

Longitude : 6.70534

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