The Abbey Church is an indication of the splendour of Abondance's Abbey in the Middle Ages when its reputation was known far beyond the valley itself.
The ambulatory and apsidal chapels make the church very special as it is one of the only buildings to have this plan in the whole of the Savoy region. Only the columns at the east end of the choir remain from the original 12th century structure.
In the 19th century, Casimir Vicario added the final touches with his magnificent trompe-l'oeil paintings and frescoes that decorate the triforium and the vaulting of the choir.
The onion dome, a typical landmark in the Savoy landscape, also affirms the identity of the church.
The Abbey, classified as a Historical Monument, was restored between 2002 and 2006.
To see different pictures of the church, click on the photo on the right.