The Hamlets :
Classified amongst the "Most beautiful villages of France" ... the village of Sixt Fer à Cheval combines architecture and nature with an original touch. There are 24 hamlets spread over a territory of almost 12000 ha. Some of the most remarkable of these hamlets are Le Mont, Passy, Salvagny, Le Fay, Hauterive, Le Molliet and Le Frenalay. Most of them possess their own little treasures - the fruit of a long and rich history.
Abbey and church :
Next to the five hundred-year-old lime tree you can discover the abbey and the church. The 12th century abbey was built by the Ponce de Faucigny and is a symbol of the former wealth of the village. The church is 13th century and is composed of an abbatial section and a parish section. The gardens and the church can be freely visited, the inside of the abbey can be visited with 'Guides du Patrimoine des Pays de Savoie' - local national heritage guides, during guided visits of the village.
Nine chapels, forty odd oratories, crosses, fountains and carved doors all provide evidence of the skills of the Haut Giffre stone cutters (the Frahans) who in times gone by worked with the " Noir de Sixt Fer à Cheval " (a very hard, black limestone, which is still used in the village).