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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Insee code73248
AltitudeFrom 489 to 1200 meters
Surface11.51 km²
Population8614 inhabitants
Density748 inhabitants/km²


National labelsHermillon at 4 km (7 min)
Chief townChambéry (at 75 km, 52 min)Saint-Pancrace at 4.3 km (7 min)
DepartmentSavoieVillargondran at 5.5 km (10 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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The heart of the Maurienne valley, where the course of the Arvan joined the Arc is a vast area whose slopes offer the variety of alpine landscapes with, in the background, the iconic Needles d'Arves. This is what has created a small town named Maurienne.

The relics of St. John the Baptist (the legend says they were reported by Saint Thecla) make the town the capital of the valley, she'll learn her name Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, and its image: a hand blessing.

Capital of a diocese, so the city built religious monuments which remain the overall plan, with a double cathedral facing the episcopal palace. These first buildings were destroyed in the disorders of the first millennium. We must therefore rebuild, what is done by reusing materials at hand: so fragments of sculptures from the Carolingian period are used in reinvestment in heavy pillars of the cathedral.

Close by the Notre Dame kept his bedside book, and a double gate arch, columns and capitals carved in gypsum (traditional material for sculpture Maurienne).

The cathedral, for its part, the date for any structural work of the 11th century. It has one of the oldest structures in France, since several of the roof trusses have been dated with precision: the woods were cut in the fall of 1074 or 1075. Under the choir of the cathedral had been built a crypt, probably to house the relics of St. John the Baptist. Filled in the 15th century, the crypt was rediscovered in 1958 and is now visitable: we discover the techniques of the Romanesque birth.

This medieval period Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne keeps his cross plan found in its north-south, the picturesque rue Saint-Antoine Street extended by the college. It takes its name from St. Joseph's College in the former Bernardine monastery, a fine example of 17th century Cistercian Heritage.

To all these advantages plus more than ever now tourism. Obligatory passage between France and Italy, a crossroads on the road of great passes, gateway to the many surrounding stations, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is true to its slogan, a city, the mountain!


St. John the Baptist Cathedral, cloister and crypt.

To discover in the cathedral : the dome carved in alabaster, stalls walnut.

Clock Tower.

Garden of Europe.

Museum of Costume ; Arts and Popular Traditions.

Opinel museum.

Theatre Gerard Philipe.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
MonumentsCathedral Saint-Jean-Baptiste,   Church Notre-Dame,   House of Babylone,   Tower of La Correrie


May: Cultural fortnight.

May: Night of the Museums.

June 21: Music Festival.

June 28: Feast of St. John.

The first Thursday in August : Feast of bread.

Early August: Festival Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

July and August : guided tours.

July and August : Nights of St. John.

In September, the European Heritage Days.


In the area: biking, climbing, climbing, hiking, lakes, and many museums...

Strong Esseillon.

28 stations in the Maurienne.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Horse riding in the AlpsNature and the outdoorsFrom 25 € to 950 €La Ferrière (21 km)

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Cathedral SquareCathedral Square
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Cathedral of St. John the BaptistCathedral of St. John the Baptist
The CloisterThe Cloister
The CryptThe Crypt
The stalls of the CathedralThe stalls of the Cathedral
National CostumesNational Costumes
Opinel MuseumOpinel Museum
Hamlet (abandoned ) of MontandréHamlet (abandoned ) of Montandré
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Thursday 29 January
Min. -2°C - Max. 0°C
Friday 30 January
Min. -6°C - Max. -3°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. -7°C - Max. -4°C


French cuisine restaurantLe K  
LOCATION - This is the heart of the 3 Valleys ski area, in the village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville in the Chalet Hotel Kaya **** lies the Le K restaurant. The atmosphere is contemporary...
Located 16.1 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Perelle   SPECIAL OFFER
CHARMING PLACE - After a long day of skiing, what could be more soothing than to gather around the dinner table between friends? La Perelle the restaurant, in the heart of Saint -François-...
Located 16.5 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Bouitte  
Located in the heart of the three valleys, La Bouitte invites you to experience an exceptional moment in the charming scenery of an old cottage. La Bouitte is a family history of passion...
Located 16.8 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne55 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLa maison jaune    
2 rooms for 1 to 4 persons, and possibility of sleeping 2 additional persons. House in 2 km of St Jean de Maurienne's center, situated on the hillside southwest and dominating the city....
Located 1.1 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne66 € the double room 
Chalet with 3 bedroomsChalet du Levant  
La Toussuire
Welcome to 'Le Levant ' - Bed & Breakfast in the Savoie ski resort 'La Toussuire ' field ' Sybelles ' - Maurienne Valley. We welcome you all year round in our warm and cozy cottage....
Located 6.5 km from Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneFrom 80 € to 130 € the double room 
Chalet with 3 bedroomsChambre et table d'hotes la bugeonnette  
Located mid-mountain in the village, between the neck and the madeleine glandon villa with 1st floor rooms for 2 to 5 people (and toilet shared room) Separate entrance, baby bed, garden,...
Located 10.8 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne50 € the double room 

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Apartment for 5 personsLocations St Rozaire à Valloire - Savoie  
Two rentals on the ground floor of a chalet in Valloire in the center of the ski resort in Savoie.
Located 13.6 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne510 € per week 
House for 8 personsGite de la biche orelle liaison 3vallées  
65 m² cottage has 6-8 people on orelle valthorens 3 Valleys largest ski area in the world near the Vanoise National Park and mythical passes alpins. Navette free to join cable car pool...
Located 17.5 km from Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneFrom 350 € to 650 € per week 
House for 11 personsGite du cerf liaison 3vallées. Vanoise
Cottage in old Savoyard farmhouse renovated located in a valley Orelle the Maurienne Savoie, in quiet and authentic hamlet. Property of 3000 m ² of land this house is composed of two...
Located 17.7 km from Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneFrom 600 € to 1340 € per week 

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50 places over 2 haCamping de la meije    
La Grave
Near the village of La Grave, at the foot of a magnificent glacier, the 'Camping de la Meije' welcomes you for an active or easy stay. The spectacular view, the calmness, the trees...
Located 23 km from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne16 € per day 

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Hôtel Saint-Georges - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneHôtel Saint-Georges     
Hôtel Saint-Georges is situated in the heart of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, close to shops, restaurants, and museums. Located in the Savoie Department, the hotel is 29 km from Modane -...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneRoom from 64 €
Hôtel de l'Europe - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneHôtel de l'Europe     
Situated in 12km from Sybelles ski resort, Hôtel de l'Europe offers free Wi-Fi throughout, secure parking for bikes, a restaurant and a bar, ski storage facilities and a laundry service....
Located in Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneRoom from 113 €
Les Terrasses de la Toussuire - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneLes Terrasses de la Toussuire     
Located in Saint Pancrace in the ski resorts of Les Sybelles, this residence features self-catering apartments and an indoor swimming pool and a sauna included in the price. Apartments...
Located 3.9 km from Saint-Jean-de-MaurienneRoom from 36 €

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Hotel Le Hameau Du Kashmir
In Val Thorens Ski Resort, Hotel Le Hameau Du Kashmir features ski-to-door access, a sauna, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Massages and...
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