Let's meet at Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie


If you're passing through the "Vallée des Belleville" this summer, plan a stop at Saint-Martin-de-Belleville to discover the sanctuary of Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie. An unusual guided tour and a staging that will appeal to all ages! 

A centuries-old history

The visit begins outside. After explaining the construction and history of this 17th century masterpiece, the guide leads the visitors in with music. He then leaves his place to a character whose history is linked to the sanctuary.

Through this first encounter, the public understands the strong attachment that the inhabitants of the Vallée des Belleville had (and still have) with this very special place. Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie is revealed in a new light. 

A jewel of heritage and architecture

The visit continues in the nave of the sanctuary, a part usually closed to the public. Then, the sculptor makes his entrance. He explains his work and the commission he was given. In a profusion of sculptures and gold, this altarpiece details the life of the Virgin Mary and harbors a hidden secret in its center! The two other altarpieces, in the side crosspieces, are detailed later. 

Our opinion on this visit of Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie

Through all the characters met, the public discovers the history of the emblematic site, its evolutions and its anchoring in the territory. A complete visit, brilliantly orchestrated, mixing heritage, history, legend and architecture

It's quite cold inside, which is quite pleasant during the hot weather, for the most sensitive to cold, bring a little jacket :)

Information and online reservation

Duration : 1h30
The meeting point is directly in front of the sanctuary of Notre-Dame-de-La-Vie. Parking is available a few meters away. 
To book this unusual visit online. 


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