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.

Tower of the Lausanne Cathedral

The Cathédrale de Lausanne is a church in Lausanne, consecrated as Catholic in 1275, but which became protestant during the 16th century. The bell tower of the cathedral offers a great view on Lausanne and Lake Geneva. However, while it is free to enter the church, it costs Fr. 5 to visit the tower.

Above, pipe organ.

Above, tomb in the church.

Above, climbing the stairs to the top of the tower.

Above, view from the top of the tower.

Above, Cité (Old town) and Lake Geneva.

Above, Eglise Saint-François.

Above, Flon.

Above, Palais de Rumine.

Above, City Hall.

Above, Tour Bel Air.

Above, Château Saint-Maire and Parc de Sauvabelin behind it.

Above, Gymnase de la Cité.

Above, the lake.

Above, on the way down.

Above, bells.

Hike to Chapelle Saint-Michel de la Lésine / Circuit des Teppes

The Circuit des Teppes is a short and easy trail that starts in Jarsy and goes to the Chapelle Saint-Michel de la Lésine, with a good view on the Bauges mountains and valley along the way. Here is a map of the path (KML):

Above, church in Jarsy, near the car park.

Above, Dent de Pleuven.

Above, looking towards Col du Frêne.

Above, on the trail.

Above, looking towards La Compôte.

Above, Mont Colombier, with the village of Ecole-en-Bauges below.

Above, arriving at the chapel.

Above, the chapel. It used to be a ruin but was fully rebuilt a few years ago.

Above, Arclusaz.

Above, stained glass of Archangel Michael (Saint-Michel Archange) slaying a dragon.

Above, Mont Pécloz.

Above, Pointe des Arces:

Above, on the way back.

Above, Jarsy and Mont Julioz in the background.

Above, wood for the winter.