Peillonex

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Situated at the foot of the Môle at 690m above sea level, the village of Peillonex became part of history in the early years of the 11th century, when Count Robert of Geneva gave land to the community of priests living near the church built around 988 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The present-day Romanesque church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (late 12th century) is listed as a historic monument. At the back of the choir, you can admire an 18th-century stucco altarpiece in the Baroque style. On August 15, the patron saint's day, mass is traditionally celebrated in the open air around a remarkable cedar tree, made up of seven trunks, with a circumference of 7.70 m. Close to this listed site is a riding school, one of the largest in the département. The village center has retained its village character, where life is good. Hiking trails have been laid out for walking, cycling, horse-riding and carriage-riding. Fifteen or so associations provide entertainment and a link between the generations.