Arrondissement d’Annecy

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  • Day145

    Lake Annecy, in the French Alps

    September 23 in France

    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.

  • Day145

    The Medieval City of Annecy

    September 23 in France

    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!

  • Day145

    Old Town Annecy Churches

    September 23 in France

    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 The pews have been replaced by chairs and the altar is spartan, but the old organ, pulpit and side altars are restored.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

  • Day2

    Dag 2. Naar het meer van Annecy

    September 11 in France

    Na ons typisch Frans ontbijt vertrekken we naar onze volgende etappe, het meer van Annecy. Een wandeling over bergflanken koelen we af met een duik in het meer. Omdat het al na het seizoen is, zetten we ons niet langs de kant, maar profiteren van een gemeentelijk grasstrandje dat anders betalend is. Spijtig dat Mitzi niet de trapjes af geraakt en enkel trauma's oploopt. Maar het is nog zalig zwemmen tussen de ganzen. We sluiten onze dag af met een kaasfondue met bospaddestoelen in de gite waar we ook overnachten.Read more

  • Day2

    Le lac d'Annecy

    September 11 in France

    ´s Ochtends vertrokken we richting het meer van Annecy. Vanuit Dole was dit een drietal uur rijden.
    Tegen de middag kwamen we aan en besloten we om onmiddelijk met de auto de bergen in te rijden om daar een wandeling te starten.
    Aangezien er een halve kreupele tussen ons gezelschap aanwezig is (lees: net een marathon gelopen), besloten we om het vrij rustig te houden. Na een driekwartier klimmen tussen de klingelende koeienbellen, kwamen we aan op la ferme de l’Aulp. Hier hadden we een mooi uitzicht op het meer en de afdalende parapentes.
    In deze hitte hadden we wel een zwemmetje verdiend! Dus trokken we terug de vallei in richting het meer.
    Onze dag eindigden we met een lekkere kaasfondue, aangerijkt met een soort paddenstoelen.
    Morgen verlaten we la douce France en trekken we richting la bella Italia.

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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.

  • 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.

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