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Being crowned “The Highest Ski Village in Europe” is quite an accolade, for years Val Thorens (2300m), Cervinia (2050m) and Obergurgl (1930m) competed for this title. Val Thorens was accused of not being a real Village by the other two because Val Thorens didn’t have a Church. So in 1993 the Mayor of Saint Martin de Belleville decided to create a Church in the centre of Val Thorens which put an end to this once and for all.

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Extended in the summer of 2010 it is a very pretty little church which holds mass every Sunday at 5:30pm. It also hosts a number of Jazz concerts through-out the ski season. Unfortunately you can not get married in this Church, the nearest church you can get married in is in Saint de Belleville. The most famous Church in the area is the Notre Dame de la Vie in St Martin de Belleville. Inside the painting of the roof is said to be very similar to the 16th Chapel, truly breathtaking. If you would like to visit this Church tours are available at the Tourist Office.


Val Thorens Church

Val Thorens Church