Au Faisan Dore Annecy

34, Avenue d'Albigny, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, 74000, France
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visiting chamonix from annecy

by tanaya

We will be visiting annecy for two and half you think it will be very hectic if we plan to go to chamonix from there for a whole day.
What is the easiest and fastest way to go ?

Thanks a lot.....

Re: visiting chamonix from annecy

by sandgrounder

If this is a first visit to Annecy for you then I would suggest that you spend your two and a half days in and around the very beautiful Annecy-le-Vieux and Annecy Lake. You will find more than enough to see around there without travelling across to Chamonix.


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Re: visiting chamonix from annecy

by firechick

I live in Chamonix and I agree. It is 1.5 hours to drive 1 way, which means 3 hours of your day is driving, not to mention time to do the car rental or parking and maybe getting lost etc.. If you take a train it is even longer. Two and a half days is hardly any time at all, really. It will fly by in Annecy - there is a lot to see.

Travel Tips for Annecy

Sadi Carnot

by Klod5

Les canaux par lesquels le lac se deverse et les vannes qui régulent les débits constituent un système de dérivation et de contrôle des eaux conçu par l'ingénieur Sadi Carnot avant qu'il ne devienne président de la République.

The channels by which the lake flows and the floodgates that adjust the debits constitute a system of derivation and control of waters conceived by engineer Sadi Carnot before it becomes president of Republic.

Week-end Via Ferrata and Canyoning in Aravis

by Klod5

Dans les Aravis, superbe massif pré-alpin, les parois calcaires dominent les pâturages vert tendre, façonnant un paysage de montagne à la fois doux et élancé où la verticalité se parcoure avec harmonie.

Au menu du week end : 1 nuit en auberge ou centre de vacances en demi-pension, 2 déjeuners (pique-niques), 1/2 journée dans la via ferrata des Aravis, 1 jour de canyoning à Angon (encadrement Guide de Haute Montagne), le prêt du matériel technique.

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In the Aravis, superb pre-alpine massif, the chalky partitions dominate grazings green to stretch, shaping a landscape of mountain at a time soft and slim where the verticality browses itself with harmony.

To the menu of the week end: 1 night in inn or center of vacations in partial board, 2 lunches (picnics), 1/2 day in the via ferrata of the Aravises, 1 day of canyoning in Angon (framing Guides High Mountain), the loan of the technical material.

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Explore Old Town: Just follow the River Thiou

by iNorv9

Many of the buildings in Old Town Annecy haven't been changed for hundreds of years, giving it a nice rustic feel. The emerald green River Thiou often lined with blooming flowers serves as a good guide as you pass among plenty of little shops and some great traditional architecture.

Bottom-line: The heart and soul of the town, no trip is complete without a little stroll through its cobblestone streets

Lac d'Annecy

by Lilasel

The Lake of Annecy is the second largest lake in France, after lac du Bourget, except for the French part of lac Léman (Lake Geneva).
It is known as "Europe's cleanest lake" because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports.

The lake was formed about 18,000 years ago at the time the large alpine glaciers. It is fed by many small rivers from the surrounding mountains and from a powerful underwater source, the Boubioz, which enters at 82 m depth.

Beautiful City with lakes and canals

by firechick

Annecy is a place we often take friends or go to when the weather is bad in Chamonix (where we live) and you can't see the mountains. It's about a one hour drive from Chamonix on the autoroute. Also not far from Geneva if you are staying there.

It is a beautiful city, even if it's raining! It has a very medaeval feeling to it, and the beautiful canals that run next to buildings here with their crystal clear water are relaxing to watch. Swans and ducks float around in the canals, and several restaurants have seating along them. There is a large lake, and if the sky is clear you can see it ringed by mountains. Boat tours of the lake run all the time in summer.

It is the capital of the Haute Savoie department (74) of France and has a number of lovely old monuments, chateaus and churches to visit as well as a very nice shopping district.


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