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Basilique de la Visitation

20 avenue de la Visitation | Recteur du Sanctuaire, 74000 Annecy, France
04 50 45 22 76
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Ranked #11 of 23 Attractions in Annecy
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Give your lungs a work out and climb the stairs and walk up to this church. You can see the remains of St Francis de Salle. There's a gift shop for nice souvenirs. Just be warned that it's not open all day and does have opening and closing hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Basilica is a nice and quiet yet, relatively new church that offers a terrific view of the city of Annecy. It's accessible by car or walking. There's a tiny museum and gift shop adjacent to the church. Overall, a nice visit.

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Moscow, Russia
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Basilique is not very historical, but still worth to visit. It's located up on the hill, and gives a panoramic view over the town of Annecy. Check the opening hours in advance. The town is not big, so it takes just 5 min walk to get there from Chateau.

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Moscow, Russia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

a good church to see. Basilique style, nice city view. Not old, but looks ok. It will take some time to get their from city centre, be ready for a trip

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Phoenix AZ
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36 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Basilica of the Visitation is a pretty church accessed after a lengthy climb. My 9-year-old and I took the "wrong" set of stairs and circled the entire outer walls (coupled with multiple flights of stairs) and only gained access after walking down a road and around. It was kinda cool, though!! What stands out from our visit, however, was... More 

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Everett, Washington
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fantastic view of the Lake and the city. The basilica is open and it was nice to pray at the actual remains of Saint Francis de Sales. Nice little gift shop, too.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was a bit of a climb, and the way there is not sign posted very well, but it was well worth it. The Basilica is quite beautiful.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a beautiful building but be wary of thinking you can troop in as a noisy, admiring, photo-taking tourist- it is very much a place of silence, with locals praying there as we walked round and we actually felt like intruders so left fairly quickly. Obviously this is as it should be, as it is a place of worship.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Well worth the walk up to the Basilica from the old town via the Chateau d'Annecy, beautiful interior. The day we visited ( a wednesday) there was a mass in progress with organist and choir, please respect - this is a working church. The views from the grounds of the Basilica of the town and the Lake are exceptional.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We missed seeing the inside due to midday closing but the exterior is worth the delightful walk up the hill beyond the Chateau.

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