Arrondissement d’Annecy

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  • Day26

    Coming to Annecy

    April 13, 2015 in France ⋅

    We got our first look at snow on the mountains! It is warm weather though, about 26deg, so I don't know if we will play in snow. It's a different city with old and new parts and little rivers going through it. Our apartment is small and funny, we feel like we are sleeping in the roof! We are planning lots of adventures in the next few days.Read more

  • Day28

    Palais de l'Isle- the jail!

    April 15, 2015 in France ⋅

    There was a really old jail built on a tiny island in the river in the 1100's, I guess lot of people couldn't swim back then. It was also used as a mint for making coins- it looked like a kitchen with big cooking pots! And then it was also an important government office and law court. We liked exploring the rooms and stairs but the prison beds weren't very comfortable!Read more

  • Day27

    Exploring Old Annecy

    April 14, 2015 in France ⋅

    We went to the old village on the river, and some houses had doorways right in the water. You would definitely need a boat! There were lots of little bridges and markets too. We tried lots of cheeses, olives, nougat and meats.

  • Day28

    Start of a busy day in Annecy

    April 15, 2015 in France ⋅

    We walked through old Annecy and found a beautiful big park. It was a warm day and people were sunbaking! The mountains looked beautiful. We went on a carousel in the park. You can go in paddle boats from the lake beach or ride in a tourist train along the lake's edge. We booked tickets for a boat ride.Read more

  • Day145

    Lake Annecy, in the French Alps

    September 23, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Lake Annecy is surrounded by mountains, fed by mountain streams, and is known for its clear water. It is 9 miles long and 2 miles wide. At the north end of the lake is the city of Annecy, which has parks, promenades, beaches, a casino, and boat rides.

  • Day27

    27 Avenue de Loverchy

    April 14, 2015 in France ⋅

    Our apartment is across from a big old cemetery. I liked the big interesting monuments but mostly loved the soldier memorials and got mum to read me some of the names. It's not good to go into a real battle. Here is also a picture of our apartment building and a friendly man at the market.

  • Day30

    Goodbye to Annecy

    April 17, 2015 in France ⋅

    We really enjoyed our 4 days in Annecy, it was a lovely town and a good base for adventures in surrounding areas of France and Switzerland. Here are a few more pictures from our time on the lake, the town and at the jail.

  • Day28

    Lac d'Annecy

    April 15, 2015 in France ⋅

    We went on a boat around the big lake. Our boat was called Le Cygne, which means "swan". There are a few swans around, which is cool because we don't see many birds in French towns. Anyway, Lake Annecy is really big and gives the city its water supply. We saw beautiful mountains, villages, paragliders, and some castles. Most of the castles are still just homes for families who have been there for ages. It was a warm sunny day and felt great!Read more

  • Day145

    The Medieval City of Annecy

    September 23, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    The old city (often called Venice of the Alps) has a river and three canals, making quaint and beautiful sights. The most picturesque view is of the medieval castle and prison, set on an island in the River Thiou. It was fun to wander around the old town, crossing and re-crossing the waterways, and seeing everyone having a wonderful Sunday. A street market was going on too. What great smells!Read more

  • Day145

    Old Town Annecy Churches

    September 23, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 73 °F

    The small, walkable old town has lots of Catholic churches, all beautiful. During the Protestant Reformation, Catholic priests from Geneva Switzerland took refuge in Annecy.

    A baptism was in process in the beautiful Notre Dame church.

    St Maurice church was a former Dominican convent chapel, built in the 15th century. The inside is a mixture of the old and new. The pews have been replaced by chairs and the altar is spartan, but the old organ, pulpit and side altars are restored. It is obviously a loved church.Read more

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