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Périod of opening

Throughout the year : open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.


Place de l'Eglise

73270 Arêches-Beaufort

T�l: 04 79 38 37 57


Free of charge

The Beaufort Church

The Baroque Church of Saint Maxime is located in the middle of the oldest district of Beaufort: Le Châtelard. Securely attached to the rock, the church is dominated by a huge square tower. Its facades contrast with the interior decoration.

From the 17th century, the population of Beaufort and surrounding hamlets were actively involved in the reconstruction of the church, which ended in the 19th century. The first church dated back to 1171. The present church with its basilica shape comprises of a large rectangular space, which includes the central nave, side aisles and choir, which is also rectangular. The vaults of the nave are leaning on a series of cross section pillars separating the aisles and supporting the galleries. The pulpit, commissioned in 1720 to Jacques Clérant, a renowned sculptor from Moûtiers, was installed in 1722. During the revolution, the rioters tried in vain to demolish the bell tower: if the steeple was destroyed, the walls were saved by the local population. Inside the church, the sumptuous decoration highlights religious themes; they recount the life of the Virgin Mary, Christ and the Saints, and represent the great stories of the Bible. Everything was done to accommodate, dazzle, amaze, convince and reassure the faithful. Masses are held here regularly.


Services & Équipment


  • Public WC
  • Parking


  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours

Informations pratiques


Near shuttle stop

Mountain view

Close to a public transportation

Village centre

Ski resort


Vendredi 14 Décembre 2018

Powder day today !

Trend of the day to 800m Altitude

Weather forecastFriday 14 December 2018

6 km/h -9°C 1450m
13 km/h -15°C 2700m

ENNEIGEMENTFriday 14 December 2018

Neige fraiche


Avalanche risk : _LIMITE_

1450m 40cm
2700m 125cm

PISTESFriday 14 December 2018

Pistes Verte
6 / 8
Pistes Bleue
8 / 25
Pistes Rouge
12 / 24
Pistes Noire
0 / 7