We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basilique de la Visitation

Address: 20 avenue de la Visitation | Recteur du Sanctuaire, 74000 Annecy, France
Phone Number: 04 50 45 22 76
Improve this listing
77%
Ranked #15 of 35 things to do in Annecy
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks

Hotels near Basilique de la Visitation

Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    28
    14
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toowoomba, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
68 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix AZ
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
36 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Everett, Washington
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Versailles, Kentucky
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Basilique de la Visitation also viewed

Annecy, Haute-Savoie
Annecy, Haute-Savoie
 
Annecy, Haute-Savoie
Annecy, Haute-Savoie
 

Been to Basilique de la Visitation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Basilique de la Visitation staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?