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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 #12 of 25 Attractions in Annecy
Type: Historic Sites
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Moscow, Russia
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21 helpful votes 21 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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35 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Beautiful and serene. The views and gardens were stunning! Be sure to where comfortable shoes, as the stairs can be difficult.

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Toledo,Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

It's worth the climb as the views are stunning. The church is impressive and has a nice gift shop attached.

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southampton england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This was my third time in Annecy and I finally made it to the Basilica. SO glad I went. Utterly peaceful and a wonderful place to meditate - inside the building and outside with glorious views. The mosaic of Christ Crucified behind the altar alone was worth the visit. The well-stocked gift shop was excellent and the lady serving us... More

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