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Montagnier Oratory

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage in Le Châble
  • Who does not know this modest oratory, situated on the banks of the torrent
    which, according to the old legend, is often threatened by the evil genies of the Diablays?

  • A long time ago, an enormous boulder hurtled down towards the village of Montagnier. At the last minute, thanks to a promise to give a sack of salt to Saint Bernard, the boulder stopped just in front of the houses. It can now be seen in front of the Maison de la Providence, with a recent statue of the Virgin Mary perched up on top of it. The residents put up a retaining wall in the mountain torrent and built a small oratory upstream of the village, calling it the oratory of the “Three Aves”....
    A long time ago, an enormous boulder hurtled down towards the village of Montagnier. At the last minute, thanks to a promise to give a sack of salt to Saint Bernard, the boulder stopped just in front of the houses. It can now be seen in front of the Maison de la Providence, with a recent statue of the Virgin Mary perched up on top of it. The residents put up a retaining wall in the mountain torrent and built a small oratory upstream of the village, calling it the oratory of the “Three Aves”. Wisdom and faith...may that wisdom and faith remain with us.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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