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.

Above, nativity scene for Christmas.


Eglise Sainte-Foy (La Clusaz)

The Eglise Sainte-Foy is a catholic church in the center of La Clusaz. A church has been present at that location since the middle ages but, except for the tower, the current building dates from 1974.

Above, tower of the church.

Above, Chapelle Sainte-Foy.

Above, stained glass representing Sainte-Foy (Saint Faith or Santa Fe).

La Part-Dieu neighbourhood in Lyon

La Part-Dieu is a neighbourhood in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon, located around the Lyon-Part-Dieu train station. Beyond its importance as a major transport hub, La Part-Dieu is also the second-largest business district of France, with many office skyscrapers including Tour Incity, Tour Part-Dieu or Tour Oxygène. It also contains France’s largest shopping mall, La Part-Dieu Shopping Center.

Above, the district seen from the viewpoint of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Above, tracks leading to the Lyon-Part-Dieu train station.

Above, Mémorial National de la Prison de Montluc.

Above, Parc du Fort de Montluc.

Above, Esplanade du Dauphiné.

Above, Archives Départementales.

Above, Tour Part-Dieu.

Above, Lyon-Part-Dieu train station.

Above, on the other side of the tracks.

Above, public library, Tour Part-Dieu, Tour Incity, Part-Dieu shopping centre and Tour Oxygène.

Above, Tour Oxygène.

Above, tram.

Above, Tour Swiss Life.

Above, Tour Oxygène.

Above, Tour Incity.

Above, Parking des Halles Paul Bocuse.

Novel neighbourhood in Annecy

Novel is a neighbourhood of Annecy built during the 1960’s and 1970’s on land previously occupied by farmland. It has many of the tallest buildings in the city, some designed by architect Maurice Novarina, as well as a church, the Castle of Novel and parks.

Below, Manoir de Novel (Castle of Novel) and its park (Jardin du Manoir de Novel).

Above, the park in winter.

Above, Place de l’Anapurna.

Above, Eglise Saint-Louis de Novel.

Below, rue Louis Armand, a pedestrian street.

Above, toro lantern in a Japanese garden.

Université Savoie Mont Blanc / Savoie Technolac

The Université Savoie Mont Blanc is a university in the region of Savoie with a few campuses in the Chambéry and Annecy area, including one dedicated to teaching science and located at the Savoie Technolac, in Bourget-du-Lac.

Above, library.

Above, Dent du Chat above.

Above IUT.

Above, Dent du Nivolet on the other side of the valley.

Above, roof of the INES building.