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Arrondissement d’Annecy

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  • Day5

    Gorge Du Fier

    July 31, 2016 in France

    We started off our day trip with a visit of a spectacular gorge. The trail leads you through the canyon and you walk 25m above the river (not for the faint hearted). The scenery is amazing with water pouring on the face shaped rocks. The gorge is overlooked by Château de Montrottier which is straight out of a bedtime story.

  • Day4

    Home exchange, house #1

    July 30, 2016 in France

    Aaaand we finally made it to France and our very first home exchange in Annecy! First impression overrulled all the fears and not even our expectations can do it justice. The house is stunning and located very close to the center. No need to mention that Thor loves the garden. First night is behind us and we feel great. Our host even left us some home made jam for the breakfast. Superb.

  • Day4

    Annecy

    July 30, 2016 in France

    It seems like we found another romantic city 😍 And this is only the beginning! Canals are especially beautiful at night, with all the lights and the swans swimming around (I know, right!). Annecy seems small because the feeling is so cosy, but it's actually pretty big, as we learned today when so many people came to hang out by the lake and in the park (probably because it's the weekend). There are a lot of boats on the lake which is pretty long. Definitely a must see for anybody passing this area. It would be a shame to miss 'Venice of the France'.Read more

  • Day5

    Semnoz and trip around lake Annecy

    July 31, 2016 in France

    The second part of the day we drove up the Semnoz which is a popular ski resort and summer sport park with some amazing views of the region. The road is pretty steep so no wonder tour de France goes through here. We had a picnic up in the woods which was very relaxing and then descented back to the lake. We drove around the lake (it's quite big so it took as a while) and stop to take a walk here and there while circling back home.Read more

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Arrondissement d’Annecy, Arrondissement d'Annecy

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