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St. Anne's Shrine

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Address: 92 St. Anne's Road, Isle La Motte, VT
Phone Number: 802-928-3362
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Nice location and easy drive

Very pretty area of the island. This is across from a park and lake. We loved this area to drive and look at houses and scenery

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Portland, Oregon
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Samuel de Champlain visited here in 1609 while exploring the unfamiliar lake. The shrine area is a quiet place to reflect. A statue that once graced the steeple of the RC Cathedral in Burlington was recovered, restored and resides here.

Thank M_Freedley
Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Very pretty area of the island. This is across from a park and lake. We loved this area to drive and look at houses and scenery

Thank debra54
Boston, Massachusetts
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133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The shrine is lovely, but for us the attraction was to watch the sunset on this beach. There is parking or you can ride your bike.

Thank Cazamdkim
Saranac Lake, New York
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It's beautiful. A must stop / must visit while in the Champlain Islands. The grounds are beautiful. The history is rich. The outdoor church service is renewing. Great public beach is a bonus.

Thank DarraD9225
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful view! I didn't visit anything more than the statue itself. Hung out with St. Anne on a beautiful sunny day. The beach is just below.

Thank Kelly R
Burlington, Vermont
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140 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is the site of the "discovery" of Lake Champlain by Samuel D Champlain. It is also a major religious site as the first mass was said here in the 1600's. The French also maintained a fort here and the stones from the ruins have been used in one of the religious areas. The Shrine has cabins that are used... More 

Thank dmount2001
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143 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A must visit historic/religious site on Lake Champlain. The grounds are breath taking; the church (Roman Catholic) services are wonderful due to music and liturgy; outdoor Stations of the Cross. Snack bar and gift shop are available in season. Special events take place in season, one should check the schedule of events online.

Thank VermontCapecodder
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271 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This shrine has alot of history. As it was settled by the first white people in the 1600's right on Lake Champlain. There are some nice grounds to walk around along with a cafe and gift shop. They still give mass there on certain days and hold weddings etc.

Champlain, New York
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Beautiful place to visit. A must to add to your list on sight seeing. I went twice; once in winter and once in summer. Very pleasant place.

Thank Kelly C
Gaffney, South Carolina
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We visited before the official opening of season. It was a beautiful spring day, so tranquil. The prayer garden with the 12 stations of the cross was a time for reflection.

Thank Katrina B

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