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Tamié abbey

Tamié Abbey

Tamié Abbey (Abbaye de Tamié) is a Cistercian monastery, located in the Bauges mountain range in the Savoies region of France near Faverges at the end of Lake Annecy. It was founded in 1132, as a daughter house of Bonnevaux Abbey, by Peter of Tarentaise, who was also the first abbot. It continues as a …

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glières

Glières

The Glières Plateau is a limestone plateau in the Bornes Massif. Distant from La Roche-sur-Foron and Thorens-Glières by 29 km and 15 km respectively, it is located around the communes of Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glières and Thorens-Glières. In the Francoprovençal language, glière means a rocky and sandy plateau without rivers. In the local speech, the word is …

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basilica visitation

Basilica Visitation

You have probably seen Basilica Visitation on top of Annecy. Basilica Visitation is the highest symbol of the religious past of the city dominates Crêt d’Annecy and the surrounding area, on the bottom of the Semnoz. Built between 1909 and 1930, it was consecrated by Cardinal Tedeschini in 1949. On the Gothic Revival style, this …

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