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Cathedral de Chambery

Cathedral de Chambery, Chambery is an interesting and one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in Chambery. Tourists who are on Chambery Tours should make it a point to visit the Cathedral de Chambery.
Cathedral de Chambery
Chambéry Cathedral also known as the Cathédrale Saint-François-de-Sales de Chambéry is a cathedral which is run under the Roman Catholic mission in Chambéry in France. The Chambery Cathedral is dedicated to Saint François de Sales. The Cathedral de Chambery in France in Europe is the seat of the Archbishopric of Chambéry, who are, namely, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Tarentaise.

The Cathedral de Chambery was constructed in the year 1779 as the Bishopric of Chambéry. When Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne gained the territories of the Bishopric and the Tarentaise gained the territory of Archbishopric in the year 1801, the cathedral de Chambery was elevated to an archbishopric in the year 1817. As per the history, in the year 1825, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Tarentaise, both were re-created as independent dioceses. In the year 1966 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Tarentaise were again added to the Archdiocese of Chambéry. In the year 2002, the edifice adopted its present name.


The building of the Cathedral de Chambery in France in Europe dates to the 15th century. At that time, the edifice was constructed as a Franciscan chapel. An interesting fact about this building is that it is supported by 30,000 piles. The cathedral was entirely defaced during the French Revolution and the interior was restored in the early 19th century.

The cathedral is also noted for the fact that it houses the largest ensemble of trompe l'œil painting in Europe made by the great artists like Sevesi and Vicario. The history museum which is situated nearby is linked to the cathedral by the cloisters which in turn is also famous, as it houses an ivory diptych of Byzantine inspiration which dates back to the 12th century.