Notre-Dame de l’Assomption church
The church was built around the 11th century. It is the oldest monument in the area and has been a listed building since 1959. With the Pentitents Chapel it forms a beautiful architectural complex at the heart of the village of La Grave.
The church built in the roman lombard style is placed under the protection of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is surrounded by a graveyard with beautiful wooden crosses that are typical of La Grave: the triangle represents the Holy Trinity and the circle represents the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The cemetery is a temporary resting place. When the grave is removed, the heart-shaped brass plate that you see on each cross is placed on a wood panel on the wall of the church.
All year round, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.
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The hamlets of La Grave
This itinerary that leads you to discover La Grave and its authentic hamlets is without any major difficulty. Along this small and balcony road, the view is stunning! You will have a front seat to admire La Meije and its glaciers.
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The Grand Tour of La Grave Villar-d'Arène
A classic cross-country route, this lovely loop takes you through all the hamlets of La Grave. On a balcony path on the south facing slopes of la grave, you have the very best view of La Meije and its glaciers.
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The land of the Meije (Circuit n°16)
The village of La Grave, a temple for mountaineers and ofpiste skiers, is known the world over. However, due to its particularly tortuous access, this village was only linked to the rest of the world by road during the second half of the 20th century.
Visitis to the religious heritage site in La Grave
La Grave is a mountain village with a rich past. The rural population was very pious and the architectural heritage of the various religious bulildings add to the picturesque charm of the sites.