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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Basilique de la Visitation and many more Annecy attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Annecy travel route planner.
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  • Well worth the effort of the walk up the steep hill. If, however you decide to drive, there is a large free parking area next to the Basilica - toilets also in the car park. Beautiful Basilica... 
    Well worth the effort of the walk up the steep hill. If, however you decide to drive, there is a large free parking area next to the Basilica - toilets also in the car park. Beautiful Basilica...  more »
  • The Basilica of Visitation stands high above the cute town of Annecy. Being in a distance, from downtown it looks smaller than it really is when we approached it. Very nice architecture and great... 
    The Basilica of Visitation stands high above the cute town of Annecy. Being in a distance, from downtown it looks smaller than it really is when we approached it. Very nice architecture and great...  more »
  • Unfortunately this visit was a disappointment. The exteriir of the basilisque is impressive, and the location is great, but as just the outer part of the building was accessible, not the inner part... 
    Unfortunately this visit was a disappointment. The exteriir of the basilisque is impressive, and the location is great, but as just the outer part of the building was accessible, not the inner part...  more »
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  • Wonderful "Church" with a great view over Annecy. The way up is a little bit stressful, but worth it
  • The view is beautiful. The Basilica is closed from 1200 to 1400. Beautiful church but smaller than many in Europe. Wonderful gift store. Worth a visit. If you choose to be walk please note that it is a fairly steep climb.
  • I am not a fan of churches or any religious buildings, but it is nice place to visit
  • Nice, but not really large or impressively decorated.
  • Very nice church however I caught someone trying to break in to my vehicle in the carpark!

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