Cordon Church,  Haute-Savoie,  France
L'Église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption

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The village of Cordon lies above the town of Sallanches and is often referred to as "The balcony of Mont Blanc" and has a superb 360° panorama of mountains.

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The church of Cordon, L'Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, was built 1781-7. The shiny onion-domed spire dates from 1816. The church is a prime example of the Savoyard baroque style.

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Inside, a highly decorated altar-piece with twisted columns. The nave, chancel and transepts have fine vaulted and painted roofs. The crossing has a cupola supported by four piers with pilasters . The spaces above the piers and the cupola are also richly painted, the latter in a trompe l’oeil architectural motif. 

Cordon Village Website - in English and French

Combloux - another fine baroque church in a neighbouring village 

Plateau d'Assy - a 20th century church with much modern art

Maps  - shows all three villages, which lie west of Chamonix

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