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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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  • definitely merits the climb that needs to be done to see it ... I saw her at night and it was closed but the panorama is truly wonderful and although seen only from outside deserves to be seen
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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 »
  • Is a Basilica that the distance gives us u, Medieval Church. Ę prettier. like to visit Churches to get to know your stories and feel how faith moves humans forever! Worth the hike as it is a beautiful view!
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  • Very nice to do
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