Taninges, one foot in the past.
The centre of Taninges, focused around the market square, has changed little over the centuries. The Grande Rue, Rue des Arcades, old 16th century hump-backed bridge, Sainte-Anne chapel and fountain all bear witness to the past and contribute to the quiet charm of the village.
Stroll around the village streets to the cheerful chiming of the 44 bells housed in the bell tower of one of the largest churches in the Haute-Savoie. After having admired the grand organ and crossed the small, coolly-shaded ‘Pré de l’église’ park, continue on your way to the splendid ‘Chartreuse de Mélan’ (13th century) and its 16th century cloisters.
Chartreuse de MélanDiscover
Maison du PatrimoineDiscover
Taninges, one foot in the future
The Domaine Départemental de la Chartreuse de Mélan today hosts exhibitions and has a permanent park of monumental sculptures. Many concerts take place throughout the year in this key venue in the cultural life of the Haute-Savoie.
Amongst impressive landscapes, it may just take your breath away. Stop to enjoy it, then continue until you reach some emotional peaks.
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