• Church of St. Joseph

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Church of St. Joseph

Resorts: Perloz

Looking at the church dedicated to Saint Joseph, in the village of Tour d’Héréraz, the medieval tower stands out, which today is its bell tower. At that time, many travelers passed the waters of the Lys stream over the nearby Pont Moretta bridge, located downstream from the church, and this tower was used to control wayfarers and the passage of goods. It was part of a fortified complex donated to the Tour d’Héréraz community by a descendant of the Vallaise family in the second half of the 19th century.

In 1878, the year of the church’s consecration, the tower was transformed into a bell tower by modifying its terminal part to make room for the belfry. At a height of seven meters you can still see the ancient access door with an architrave surmounted by a blind arch.

The church is generally closed.

See also

Castles and towers
Among the trees

Héréraz tower


Héréraz (or Hérères) castle belonged to the Vallaise-Hérères branch, which died out in 1390. The original residential building was transformed into a parish house and the perimeter wall was used as building material for the church. The castle’s donjon, …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.