With its lake and canals crossing the historic town, Annecy has been called “Alpine Venice” or the “Venice of Savoie” for its resemblance with the italian city. I went to Annecy on a rainy, cold day and fell under its charm.
Annecy is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy (Lac d’Annecy), 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of Geneva. (Wikipedia)
Palais de l’Isle is a castle in the centre of the Thiou canal, built in 1132. It was the primary residence of the Lord of Annecy as early as the 12th century, and later became the Count of Geneva’s administrative headquarters, then alternately a courthouse, a mint, and finally a jail from the Middle Ages until 1865 and then again during World War II. The Palais de l’Ile was classified as a Historical Monument in 1900, and today houses a local history museum. (Wikipedia)
The panorama of the lake and the surrounding mountains is breathtaking. I would have loved to see the same scenery in spring time.
If you have the chance, go to Annecy, take gorgeous pics and have a crêpe savoyarde.
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