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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.
Basilique de la Visitation Reviews
The walk to the Basilica is beautiful and as expected you get great views from up on the hill near the Basilica. The outside architecture is amazing. The inside was not as magnificent as I had... more »
Overlooking the town of Annecy is the very nice Basilique de la Visitation. Good views of the town. Very large, otherwise nothing stood out. more »
Beautiful old church with stunning views of Annecy right outside its doors!
Very interesting place, awesome architecture. For those interested in saint Francis of Sales, it's a good place to visit, where it's also possible to visit a very small museum there and know some more about this saint's life. If you visit the souvenir point, although the sister is very nice and gently, be prepared to deal with the language (only French spoken).
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