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Basilique de la Visitation

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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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This is not just 'another church'

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Toowoomba, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
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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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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