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.


Église Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption (Le Grand-Bornand)

The Église Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption is a catholic church in Le Grand-Bornand built in the 19th century.

Above, “Homicide point ne seras”.

Above, baptismal font.

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).

Eglise Saint-Maurice (Annecy)

The Eglise Saint-Maurice is a catholic church located in the old town of Annecy. It was built in the 15th century, making it the oldest church in the city.

Above, statue of Saint Maurice, patron saint of the Duchy of Savoie.

Above, pipe organ.

Above, canal passing under the church.

Above, the church seen from Canal du Vassé.

Basilique de la Visitation

The Basilique de la Visitation is a catholic church in Annecy built in the first half of the 20th century on a hill at the foot of the Semnoz, a prominent location that makes it visible from the whole city. The church houses the tombs of Saint-François de Sales and Sainte-Jeanne de Chantal.

Above, tomb of Sainte-Jeanne de Chantal.

Above, tomb of Saint-François de Sales.

Above, carillon keyboard in the bell tower. Usually, the bell tower is closed to visitors but during summer, there are a few carillon concerts when access is open.

Above, carillon concert.

Above, view from the bell tower (halfway to the top).

Above, coming from the Old Town.

Above, view from the car park in front of the church.

Above, view of the Basilique from the promenade along the north shore of Lake Annecy. I often walk that path.

Above, in winter.

Above, in spring.

Above, the church seen from the Belvédère de la Grande Jeanne.

Above, from the Parc du Taillefer in Cran-Gévrier.

Above, at sunset, from the Petit port in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, at twilight.