Sites & cities that bear the name of Moûtiers


Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 3rd century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Darantasia, Tarentasia, oppidum Tarantasie, Tarentaise, Manasterium, Monsterium, Musterio, Musterii, Mostiers, Moutchér

Description : Moûtiers, historically also called Tarentaise, is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Moûtiers was the capital of the Ceutrones, a Celtic tribe of Gaul. Its antique name, Darantasia, appears on a surviving ancient Roman road map known as the Tabula Peutingeriana. In a medieval text dating from 996, Moûtiers was called Monasterium (root of the word "monastery") from which its later names, Moustiers and finally Moûtiers, were derived. Moûtiers was the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tarentaise. The archdiocese was disbanded in 1801, and re-established as the Diocese of Tarentaise. This diocese was united with the diocese of Chambéry and diocese of St-Jean-de-Maurienne to form the diocese of Chambéry, Maurienne and Tarentaise. Today, the town has a small historic center with narrow streets surrounding Saint-Pierre cathedral.

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