Towers of Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève

The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève is a church in the old town of Geneva. It was built as a roman catholic church in the Middle Ages but became the adopted home church of Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Entrance to the main building is free, however access to the towers, with an open air observatory and a great view of Geneva and the lake, costs 5 Fr.

Above, stairs to the towers.

Above, watch room in the south tower. That tower does not have an open air platform.

Above, bell tower, north tower and Jet d’Eau in the background.

Above, crossing to the north tower.

Above, Lake Geneva.

Above, Pont du Mont Blanc.

Above, open air platform of the north tower.

Above, Salève.

Above, RTS tower.

Above, south tower.

Above, Jet d’Eau and Eaux Vives.

Above, temporary ferris wheel for the summer.

Above, on the way down.

Above, back in the church.

Above, tomb of Duc de Rohan.


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).

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.