Notre Dame du Haut

The chapel Notre-Dame-du-Haut is a building designed from 1953 to 1955 by the architect Le Corbusier. It is erected on the site of an ancient Roman sanctuary and an old chapel rebuilt between the two wars. In 2011, around the chapel, a convent was built by the architect Renzo Piano. The site is on the UNESCO World Heritage List 2016.

About this building

The Ronchamp chapel replaces a first neo-Gothic building built in 1924 but destroyed during the 1944 bombardments. This new chapel was designed by Le Corbusier at the request of the Archdiocese of Besançon. The work began in 1953 and the building was consecrated in 1955.

Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Stained glass
  • Monuments
  • Interior features
  • Atmosphere / quiet space
  • Social heritage
  • Famous people or stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Parking within 250m

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