Annecy Cathedral

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Annecy Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Annecy
Cathedrale annecy facade.jpg
Annecy Cathedral
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
ProvinceDiocese of Annecy
RegionHaute Savoie
RiteRoman
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
StatusActive
Location
LocationAnnecy,  France
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 45°53′57″N 6°7′32″E / 45.89917°N 6.12556°E / 45.89917; 6.12556
Architecture
Typechurch
Groundbreaking16th century
Completed19th century

Annecy Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Annecy) is a Roman Catholic church located in Annecy, France. The cathedral is a national monument.

The church was erected at the beginning of the 16th century by Jacques Rossel as a chapel for a Franciscan priory. During the French Revolution, the building was used as a temple of the Goddess Reason. It was raised to the status of a cathedral in 1822, when the Diocese of Annecy was established from the Diocese of Chambéry.

The grand organ in Annecy Cathedral

The organ of the cathedral was built by Nicolas-Antoine Lété, an organ builder of the French king, in 1840-1842.[1]

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  1. ^ Association des amis de l'orgue - Annecy, http://www.orgue-cathedrale-annecy.fr/