Église Saint-Laurent d’Annecy-le-Vieux

The Église Saint-Laurent is a catholic church located in Annecy-le-Vieux and built in 1840. Its bell tower, known as Clocher Roman, is separate from the church and is thought to date from the 12th century.

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Basilique Saint-Joseph des Fins

The Basilique Saint-Joseph-des-Fins is a catholic church located in Annecy. It was built in the mid-20th century based on designs by architect Dom Paul Bellot, who also worked on the Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont Royal in Montreal. One of the bells of the church is a Liberty Bell replica, one of 57 bells ordered by the United States Department of the Treasury as part of the Liberty Bell Savings Bonds drive in 1950. All the bells were cast in Annecy-le-Vieux by the Fonderie Paccard. While most of them are now displayed near state capitol buildings in the USA, one was gifted to Annecy by the US government.

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Hike to Croix de Sainte-Catherine & Tour de Branchy

A few months ago, I went on a short hike to Vallon de Sainte-Catherine, a small hill on the west flank of Semnoz, and walked a loop in Seynod after that.

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