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Pretty little church, with a lovely atmosphere

Set on high ground, overlooking lake Annecy, it was a lovely place to spend some peaceful time... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
lizzie53
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southampton england
Historic church

Nice church with a well decorated altar area. Nice and quiet to stop and think. Easy to find in the... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2016
rayrest
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful centuries-old church that once housed the body of St. Francis de Sales, a Catholic Counter-Reformation leader who had to tend to Catholics in (Protestant) Geneva from the relative safety of nearby Annecy. From the outside, the church looks decent but not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Not an attraction really - interior and exterior are just average - nothing particularly noteworthy or standout - that was our experience...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Like most French towns, Annecy has many churches from which to choose for a "pop-in" walk-through. St. Francis caught our attention and we stayed for a little longer than normal. On the sunny day that we visited, light fulled the sanctuary and showed off the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Greg V
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Set on high ground, overlooking lake Annecy, it was a lovely place to spend some peaceful time. Surrounded by lovely flower beds and the town war memorial, the church and the whole town had a wonderful loved and cared for feel to them. Unfortunately, the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lizzie53
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This lovely Franciscan church in the heart of Annecy has a refreshing lack of grandeur and splendour. Instead it offers a glorious history of devotion to God in a truly meaningful and spiritually uplifting manner. Come here and be still. Contemplate. Reflect. Then leave enriched.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank LukeFortinbras
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

I came here Sunday morning for Holy Mass. The church is quite big and worth to be visited when you are around. The location is in old town. In front of the church there is large car parking too. They have museum but it was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank emmaella611
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice church with a well decorated altar area. Nice and quiet to stop and think. Easy to find in the historic centre and very close to St. Maurice. Free to enter.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank rayrest
Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were heading from the lake into the old town and this small beautiful church stands in a wonderful inviting position at the head of the Le Thiou River. It is a very pleasant area and a well designed and constructed church, which is also...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This church is the burial spot for two saints of the Catholic Church - St. Francis de Sales ( founder of the Visitation Order) and St. Jeanne de Chantal. The church has also served as barracks and then apartments over the years. It was converted...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Not much to write about, it was a small church with simple interior. Well used by the local, free to get in. There were daily masses, which were well attended by the locals.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank rebecca m
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