Île des Cygnes

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 The pews have been replaced by chairs and the altar is spartan, but the old organ, pulpit and side altars are restored.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

  • Day8

    French Alps - Annecy

    April 21, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today was spent walking around Annecy, a romantic alpine town in the French Alps with canals winding through old buildings. The water is crystal clear. We weren't so lucky with the weather today. This didn't stop the locals from taking their daily walks around Lake Annecy. We followed suit.

    The French love their dogs. Everywhere we go, we see them walking their dogs, even in the city. Apart from the crazy French driver that went ballistic when we nearly took his car out in the mountains, everyone else seems so laid-back. There is no rush. Life moves as fast as their little French bulldog and they seem to be more than content with it. A worthy lesson to learn, we think.

    And then there was that witching hour again where Flora hears nothing but the rumbling of her stomach. We headed down a cobbled path to find some food. In order to keep our budget down, we avoid the expensive restaurants and cafes and frequent boulangeries for yummy baguettes. This time, however, Aaron decided he'd get a burger from a street stall, chock full of french fries.

    We find a nice spot in the park adjacent to Lake Annecy to enjoy our lunch and the stunning view of the Alps.
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  • Day3

    Frankreich Annecy

    August 25, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Unser Campanile Hotel liegt in einem ruhigen Viertel hoch über Annecy und dem See. Mit dem Fahrrad ist man schnell in der Stadt und hat auch keine Parkplatzsorgen. Entlang des Sees, der sauberste von ganz Frankreich, führt ein gut ausgebauter Radweg, teils auf einer alten Bahntrasse. Wir haben den See schon früher mal mit dem Fahrrad umrundet.Read more

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Île des Cygnes, Ile des Cygnes

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