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Basilique de la Visitation, Annecy

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Historic Site
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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  • Founded by Saint Francis de Sales, cherishes his remains along with those of Saint Jeanne de Chantal. Next to the basilica is the monastery of the visitation, the sisters are nice and helpful to visit the small museum and provide information. There is also a small gift shop. From the square in front of the church you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city of Annecy, Lake, embraced by mountains that surround it.
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  • From the outside this Cathedral is impressive! I could never visit the Interior, but it has a huge parking! It is also a perfect place to park for free and fall on the eve city!
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  • Family visit beautiful church outside as inside just made attention to the date of visit, because n is not always open
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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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  • A beautiful Basilica both inside and outside.
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  • Wonderful views, a passage if you want to visit Annecy!
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  • Very nice to do
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