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Basilique de la Visitation, Annecy

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Standing as a tribute to an ancient monastery, Basilique de la Visitation holds the remains of two saints. Two bronze sarcophagi celebrate the life of François de Sales, a well-loved bishop, and Jeanne de Chantal. The church was built by renowned architect Alfred-Henri Recoura from 1909 to 1930. Pick up an explanatory leaflet, available in multiple languages, for information on the stained glass windows. Stop by the well-stocked gift shop for souvenirs. Note that if you're coming on foot, the walk up can be a bit strenuous. Plan to see Basilique de la Visitation and other attractions that appeal to you using our Annecy tourist route planner.
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  • Deserves a visit, lies at the Centre of the town, and view the devotional attachment of the population.
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  • Beautiful Basilica with a very large place in front of the building giving an interesting view of Annecy. Inside, the silence is required. A beautiful place of prayer.
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  • From the old Annecy, this Basilica is worth a visit. Place of meditation. Of beautiful stained glass. It's too bad that this place could not admire the Lake.
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  • Nice place to have a good view of the town and exercise a bit the legs going uphill
  • Very nice, has benches to sit and contemplate the landscape of the city, clean public bathrooms and parking if you want to go by car
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  • This Basilica has a certain charm both inside and outside. The panorama of the Lake and the city is breathtaking when there is no crane to ruin it.
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  • Impressive and beautiful panorama, damage require access on foot to walk directly on the road where the cars pass.
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  • Very beautiful Basilica, and landscape beautiful around.
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Where to stay in Annecy

Take advantage of the city's prime shopping and dining opportunities by booking your rooms at a hotel near the medieval town center. Stay close to Annecy's main train station if you wish to take quick day trips to Lyon or Geneva. You can choose a luxurious self-catering apartment with access to fitness facilities, sauna, and private parking, all within a short walk from the old town and Lake Annecy. If staying within city limits isn't a priority, consider one of the resorts in the surrounding mountains.
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