Dedicated to Saint-Pierre, the Church of Luins defines the silhouette of the village, dominating the houses and vineyards.
The church of Luins is a picturesque building in the middle of the vineyards of La Côte. You can taste the local wines at the Caveau des Vignerons of Luins-Vinzel, an essential stopover.
According to historical writings, this small church dates from the 17th century. It was largely rebuilt in the 1675s. It has three chapels. Older, its 15th century nave and bell tower are of Gothic architecture, the rest is more of a Romanesque tradition. Its two bells struck by the year 1507. During the Reformation, in 1536, the church became a Protestant temple; it was then annexed to the neighbouring parish of Begnins.
Threatened with destruction in 1896, the sacred building was saved by the famous cantonal architect and archaeologist Albert Naef, who led its restoration. As a result of this work, in 1903, the church was classified as a historic monument.
Today the church, known as "La Sentinelle", is truly part of the visual identity of the village of Luins, thus giving it its brand image. It offers its visitors an exceptional panoramic view of La Côte AOC vineyards, Lake Geneva, the majestic Mont-Blanc and the Alps.
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