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Couvent of Visitation


Place du Marché
74200Thonon-les-Bains

This 17th century monastery with ribbed vaults is an example of late Gothic architecture. According to legend, the monastery’s layout was designed by Saint Jeanne de Chantal.


Thonon is lucky enough to be home to the third monastery to be founded in Savoie and the 21st in France. The Visitationists came from Evian on July 22nd 1627 and set themselves up on Rue Vallon. Ten years later they moved to Rue des Granges for good and slowly built convent buildings and a chapel which was consecrated in 1684. They returned in 1835 after being forced to leave during the Revolution and in 1968 they left their monastery for Marclaz near Thonon.


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Environment
  • In centre of town
  • Close to a public transportation

Equipment & comfort

Equipment
  • Book shop
  • Media library
  • Parking

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