Annecy is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Annecy one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Annecy is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Annecy or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Annecy. Explore the historical monuments of Annecy with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Annecy guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Annecy page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Annecy landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Annecy.
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3 passage de l'Ile, 74000 Annecy, France
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Palais de I’Isle is a historic monument in the shape of a ship that belongs to the 12th century. Built on a natural rock island the building is a well fortified place that once housed the prison and the minting workshop of the Counts of Geneva. The Palais de L'Isle is a great reflection of the history of Annecy. The palace is a much recommended visit for history lovers.
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1 Place du Chateau, 74000 Annecy, France
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
Take a glance at the historic beauty of Annecy by paying a visit to the Chateau d'Annecy castle. The castle houses a museum with relevant information about the lakes along with a modern art gallery and other exhibitions. The information at the castle is translated in English which is a plus point to the attraction. Besides, the view from the castle...
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Tourist office - 1, rue Jean Jaures, 74000 Annecy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
La Vieille Ville is an old town clustered with historic buildings, churches cathedrals, fortresses, canals, parks, old streets, restaurants, bars, shops, museums and more. During summers this area is replete with entertaining activities, various stalls, magnificent fireworks, shows, etc. On your visit to Annecy, choose the old town to stay where yo...
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20 avenue de la Visitation, Recteur du Sanctuaire, 74000 Annecy, France
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Basilique de la visitation is a beautiful church with remains of St Francis de Salle. The holy place offers a glorious view of the city of Annecy after a little climb to the church. The church is easily accessible by foot or car. The church also has a museum and a gift shop adjacent to it. If you can’t start your day without a prayer, this church can give you a striking start for sure.
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Allee du Chateau, 74330 Lovagny, France
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Just about 10 minutes from the town of Annecy lies the Chateau de Montrottier, precisely in the city of Lovagny. The castle is home to a wide collection of weapons, earthenware, tapestries, antique furniture and a collection of objects from the Far East. The castle gives its visitors insights about the history, about the place and hence is a recommended visit for history lovers especially.
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4 Place Saint-Maurice, 74000 Annecy, France, Annecy, France
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
Church of St. Francis is a magnificent structure with commendable baroque architecture situated in the middle of town Annecy. The church occasionally has interesting concerts. A visit to the church calls for a walk up the hill as the church is located there. The church offers pleasant views and is a recommended visit in the city of Annecy.
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Quai Eustache F - 74000 Annecy
12:01 am - 12:00 am
St. Maurice is the oldest church of Annecy. The church was built first as a chapel and is recognized as a national monument since 1957. The church beautifully stands out as an attraction dressed in gothic style architecture. A visit to the church would make for some peaceful and relaxing time.
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Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 74000 Annecy, France
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre was formerly a Franciscan chapel. The cathedral is a peaceful attraction with marvelous gothic architecture. The carvings, arches and dome of the church is spectacular too.in the church you will see stained glass windows, that illustrates the story of Saint François de Sales. In all the Cathedrale Saint-Pierre is an i...
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Passage Notre-Dame, 74000 Annecy, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Notre - Dame de Liesse is a beautiful church with a symbolic Romanic bell which was built back in the 16th century. The church attracted pilgrims while it hosted the Shroud in 1566. The church stands out elegantly with stained glass windows, ceiling paintings and a high altar with several beautiful sculptures. The church also has a spectacular foun...
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Pont des Amours, 74000 Annecy, France
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Pont des amours commonly known as Lovers Bridge is a beautiful path built across the lake. The bridge was constructed during 20th century and has been believed that a kiss in the middle of this bridge hooks you with that person you kiss, for life. The bridge easily passes as a perfect spot to spend a romantic evening with a partner. Besides these s...