Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Neiges

Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, L'Alpe d'Huez

Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Neiges

Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Neiges
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Gil_750
Paris, France121 contributions
astonishing architecture much more than a chruch
Aug 2020
A mix of wooden fram and concrete structure at the center with light directly from a cupola
On top of that a very unique organs with is shape like a left hand
Written August 27, 2020
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Fabclarke
Kingston upon Thames, UK105 contributions
Spectacular modern stained glass
Jul 2020 • Family
Amazing church in an otherwise architecturally drab ski village. Also lovely and peaceful place for prayer, quiet or meditation. Well worth a visit if want to get some space.
Written July 20, 2020
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Tyrone H
Johannesburg129 contributions
A beautiful little church
Jan 2020 • Couples
This church is really spectacular. The stained glass windows wrapping around the church is quite something. Definitely worth the visit
Written January 10, 2020
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Philippe
Condette, France21 contributions
Lovely church in the montain.
Aug 2019
Absolutely fantastic.City center. When you see this modern church for a first time you are happy.
Window lovely.
Written September 3, 2019
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Guy V
51 contributions
Young interesting church building & story
Jul 2019 • Couples
There is a movie at the entrance of the, telling you the history of a Dutch priest who started the plan. And the church is open for a quit visit or burning a candle for your beloved. The glass windows are telling a lot of the story of Jesus by a local artist. Also the impressive organ is used for a weekly organ concert on thursday evening.
Written July 28, 2019
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Go779570
19 contributions
Utterly Delightful
Apr 2019 • Solo
This church is one of the finest examples of modern architecture. A pure delight to the eye and to the ear should you stay to listen to the organist. A must visit should you be in Alpe d Huez.
Written April 21, 2019
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Yves B
Paris, France75 contributions
Do not miss this extraordinary modern church
Feb 2019 • Friends
Notre Dame des Neiges is the testimony of the life of a Dutch priest, Father Jaap Reuten. He dedicated his life to the construction of this church from the early 60s and for many years, fighting a lot of skepticism to raise funds to reach his goal.
The church was designed by architect Jean Marol and first delivered in 1969 in a still very basic form (bare concrete floor, etc.) It then took decades to achieve.
From outside, it has the uninspiring shape of a tent with a copper roof. But do get in, it is free! The wooden roof is wonderful, the choir is an unusual concrete cylinder and it hosts a fantastic organ in the shape of a human hand. There are also stained glass windows by a renowned artist, Arcabas.
During the winter season (and also in July and August), each Thursday, is held a concert of classical music, during which for a moderate €10 fee, you will enjoy the sound of the organ and the beautifully lit woodwork of the roof.
Written February 7, 2019
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David Y
London, UK54 contributions
Superb modernist church
Feb 2018 • Friends
A stunning example of how modern concrete structures can be really effective when the architect has imagination. The whole concept is fascinating and it’s execution superb. Check out the acoustic by attending one of their organ recitals, given on Thursday evenings during the ski season.
Written March 3, 2018
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BsatBe
Oxford, UK133 contributions
Captivating
Feb 2018 • Couples
From the outside this church looks in need of a small amount of tlc. Inside everything changes.
The entrance leads you in behind the altar so there is a slow reveal of the building. A central, glass topped concrete tube has been constructed with a beautiful, hand shaped organ at its core. The simple altar is placed in front of the organ.
Around the perimeter of the wooden roof is a series of attractive stained glass windows.
Even if you are not religious it is worth a visit as a building and a beautiful space.
Written February 7, 2018
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victoria H
London, UK11 contributions
Enchanting, definitely worth a visit
Mar 2017 • Friends
From the outside, you'd be forgiven if you overlook this church. However it's definitely worth stepping inside for the amazing stain glass windows and central organ which dominates the space. A must visit (after hitting the slopes of course).
Written March 30, 2017
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