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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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  • An amazing structure that was so bright because of the reflection of the sun off its while stone that I battled to get a worthwhile photo. The interior is well cared for and really beautiful, although...  more »
  • Lovely big church-good stained glass windows telling story of the 2 saints it was built for. Leaflet in English (and lots of other languages) for 30c explained it well. Best view I found was from the ...  more »
  • Not only a beautiful basilica, it had hand outs in several languages that told about the basilica and explained the mosaic behind the sacristy as well as told the story of Saint Francis de Salle and S...  more »
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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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