Église Saint-Maurice de Thônes

The Église Saint-Maurice is a catholic church located in the center of Thônes, in Haute-Savoie. It was built in the 17th century.

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Hike around Pointe de la Sambuy: Col du Drison, Pointe de Chaurionde, Col d’Orgeval, Vallon de Saint-Ruph

Last summer, I went on a hike in the Bauges mountains: Starting from the upper station of Télésiège de la Sambuy, I walked a trail around Pointe de la Sambuy, passing by Chalet de la Bouchasse, Col du Drison, the summit of Pointe de Chaurionde, Col d’Orgeval and finally getting back to Faverges through Vallon de Saint-Ruph.

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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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