Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Beautiful Stained Glass windows ....La Clusaz , France.

La Clusaz is primarily a  ski resort  but also is a super place for all seasons, in the Alps near the Swiss border. The commune is part of the Haute-Savoie département. The town is in the Aravis mountain range. This fabulous town is 30 minutes from Annecy train station and 50 minutes from Geneva.

La Clusaz (originally from the word cluse - meaning a narrow path between two mountains) was once called Clusa Locus Dei meaning God's narrow place

There was so much to see and do.
Walks, play parks for the children, the Luge, plenty of places
to eat , also many supermarkets. And of course a fabulous market!!
 Lots of shopping to be done too!!
Very well catered for. 
 Easy reach to a fabulous place named Talloires
and of course Annecy.
In the middle of this town I found the

The "Sainte Foy Church of La Clusaz was built in 1821 according to Camille Ruphy's plans, architect of Annecy. There has been a church in La Clusaz since 1285.
In 1974, the church was extensively rebuilt as it was in a state of disrepair. The bulb bell tower was built between 1751 and 1762. This characteristic is no doubt the alpine expression of baroque art, which was at this time, to be seen on various monuments in Europe.


Inside I discovered the beautiful stain glass windows.

 Holy Mary and a place to light a candle..

I loved this town , the weather was brilliant.
Walked through the chalets , listening to the Cow Bells and the forest,
went Luging and swimming in Lake Annecy.
Would love to go back.


  1. Lovely post again from you Anne. Stunning stained glass windows. Have you seen my Charente post about Amiens, that was also a spectacular place. Take care and look after yourself Diane xox

  2. I've only been to Annecy once, on a school exchange when I was about 16. I would love to go back, it has been too many years. I love the church spires in that area of France, they are so pretty.

  3. Another spot for my bucket list!

  4. looks very nice and quite which is an advantage!
    Anne, thanks for your beatiful winter postcard !

  5. Anne, This looks like a beautiful town. I'm so glad you played along with Dreaming of France this week. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

  6. The stain glass windows are really unusual.

  7. Time for another post about France so you can play Dreaming of France with me? You have such gorgeous photos of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme


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