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Address: 20 avenue de la Visitation | Recteur du Sanctuaire, 74000 , Annecy, France
Phone Number: 04 50 45 22 76
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dont forget that the church is closed for visit during the lunch time. Its garden and the view from its garden is worth to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get a chance, take a wander up to this beautiful cathedral. I was not able to go inside, but it is a really great cathedral to see. Also provides a nice view of Annecy. Behind the cathedral are a couple trails in the woods (not sure what this area is called), so bring hiking shoes if you're up... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

dont forget that the church is closed for visit during the lunch time. Its garden and the view from its garden is worth to visit.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Yes, there is a massive walk up to the Basilique, and if you're not particularly fit (like me!) then you'll struggle. But once there, you are treated to the very beautiful site of this comely 1920s church. Like so much of Annecy, it's in a peaceful location, and it is lovely inside with contemporary stained glass windows. Not a must-see,... More 

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Casorezzo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The Basilique is on a dominant position just out of the Vieux Ville of Annecy. The building itself is not particurly interesting from the architectonical point of view, but tells the story of St. Francesco di Sales. The nearby small museum (free entry) dedicated to the Saint is quite interesting. All in all, a nice walk if you not in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a beautiful church, built in the 1920s but traditional in style, with large marble pillars and an amazing mosaic behind the altar. The atmosphere is lovely as it is used by the order of the Visitation, with four services a day. We walked up, steep street and steps, but well worth it!

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Geel, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Basilique is not worth visiting there are other more beautiful churches and basiliques than this one. Willy

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal made a great contribution to the church in the Geneva region and worldwide. This church, and other places in Annecy, help to make their story real.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What a hike uphill to go to this place! But if you’re adventurous, worth the climb up the streets and the final climb up the 4 flights of steep steps – just to reach the parking lot! Very beautiful church that is situated at the top of a hill with panoramic views of Annecy. Founded in the 1600’s, what is... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The outside and the views from the parking lot are very good. However, the interior is definitely from the 1930's. The most interesting aspect to me is the large skylight over the altar.

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You can get walk up to it and climb some steep stairs, take the #14 Visitation Bus or drive, either way, it's worth the effort. I think it's an impressive church, not very big, but beautiful nonetheless. You'll also get a a aerial view of the city of Annecy and the lake. Inside, they have beautiful stained glass windows and... More 

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