Things to see and do - Saint-Maurice
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This well laid-out treasury includes some exceptional pieces including a sardonyx vase decorated with scenes from Greek mythology, the Merovingian case of Teudéric, made out of gold and pearls, the 9C ewer, supposedly Charlemagne's, and the remarkabl..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
Built from the 16C onwards on a rock overlooking the Rhone, this little castle with a keep and a surrounding of bastions added in the 18C that is now a museum of the canton's military history. Flags, medals, trophies, weapons, costumes maps and model..
Archaeological and historical sites
Near to the belltower, at the foot of the rock that overlooks the abbey, this dig has uncovered the foundations of buildings that, in the 4C, preceded the current church in a clear arrangement. It is possible to visit the catacombs, which are narrow ..
Founded in 515 by the King of Burgundy, Sigismond, this Abbey of St Maurice was created in the name of 3C Christian martyrs. The current church was restored in 1949 and dates back to the 17C, although the stone belltower is from the 11C and the steep..