Hotel Novel

69 avenue de France, Annecy, 74000, France
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good money exchange place

by monicarc

looking for a place to exchange us dollars in annecy. thanks

Re: good money exchange place

by Sarastro

Outside of Paris where I know of several places you can exchange currency at 2%-3%, ATMs will probably offer the best exchange value as withdrawals from French bank or post office ATMs cost nothing. Next of course is what your bank charges you for out of network ATM withdrawals. In addition, either Cirrus or Plus will take 1% of the exchange as an international currency conversion fee.

Most French banks offer a currency exchange service but the commissions can be very high.

Re: good money exchange place

by monicarc

ATM's won't work for us, travelling with people dead set on using travelers checks (plus I had a bad experience with an ATM in europe in the past). Looks like I will look for a bank to change $.

Re: good money exchange place

by Sarastro

Interesting about the Travelers checks.

You might have some difficulty exchanging them as many merchants no longer accept them (too risky). The rate of exchange for travelers checks is even more expensive (higher commission and fees) than that of cash if you can find some place to exchange them.

You seemed determined to carry travelers checks so my advice is carry some cash as a backup.

Re: good money exchange place

by jamesfmunro

I haven't used travellers cheques in France since 1997. It was getting hard to cash them, even then.

Travel Tips for Annecy

Sunken steamer

by Martinewezel

Annecy once had it's own paddle steamer, "Le France". Built in 1909, it became the symbol of the lake during the Belle Epoque. In the sixties, the ship stopped sailing while the cost became too high. Also it was a terrible polluter; it needed more than a ton of charcoal / day. The ship started it's second life as café- theatre at the shore. But a certain morning in 1971 it seemed dissapeared. Divers found the ship at the bottom of the lake, along L'Impérial Palace. It still remains there, at a depth of 42 meters and is now a play ground for divers, bringing up remains. There is a whole room in the Castle-museum, dedicated to the history of this ship.

La Fête du Lac 2007 tout feu tout slam

by Klod5

147 ans d'une tradition lumineuse...
C'est en 1860 qu'a lieu la première fête nocturne sur le lac d'Annecy. Elle est donnée en l'honneur de Napoléon III et de l'Impératrice Eugénie, venus célébrer la rattachement de la Savoie à la France. Depuis, la tradition s'est perpétuée. Et dès les années 1950, ce rendez-vous avec les feux de la nuit est devenu l'un des événements touristiques majeurs d'une ville renommée autant pour le charme de ses rues que pour la beauté de son lac.

... qui culmine aujourd'hui autour d'un des feux d'artifice les plus grandioses d'Europe.
Cette année comme chaque année, le défi sera relevé : faire naître le feu de l'eau.

Alors que le soleil se couche sur ce premier samedi du mois d'août, la magie et l'émerveillement se lèvent sur le lac.

Un doux environnement sonore aide le public à accueillir la nuit. Un abécédaire du feu lui dévoile quelques secrets des maîtres du feu, avant qu'une flotille embrasée traverse la baie d'Albigny : le thème du feu d'artifice 2007 peut alors se dévoiler.

Le 7 est lâché, pour près d'une heure et demie de féerie pyrotechnique, dédiée au nombre magique sous toutes ses formes, scandée de poésie en liberté. Des 7 mers aux 7 merveilles du monde, "Le 7 tout feu tout slam" éclabousse le ciel et chavire les coeurs. Car si le feu d'artifice est impressionnant, il apparaît encore magnifié par l'immense miroir du lac et résonne sans fin dans son écrin de montagnes. 147 ans après les fastes des origines, la Fête du Lac ravit à nouveau les Annéciens et leurs invités du monde entier.

La beauté et la force, le feu et les mots, le temps et l'espace, tout se fond en un spectacle total qui vous va droit à l'âme.

Boat tour

by Martinewezel

There are several boat companies which provide short or long tours on the lake. We prefered a 30 minutes tour in a small wooden boat from "Bateaux Dupraz". The captain is also the guide and he stops his boat here and there to give info about how the lake became the purest one in Europe. He also shows who is living in the prestigious dwellings around the lake. Call it "glance at a Vip's backyard" tourism. It was a very entertaining boat trip.

Jardin de L'Europe

by Goner

There is a beautiful park that runs along the lake. You can find a bench that give you a great vista of the lake and the mountains. Lots of trees and a fountain make for a cool respite in August (They also have a public restroom).

A pretty place for a weekend escape

by Kiriel

Annecy is a gorgeous town less than an hours drive from Geneva. This pretty town sits on the edge of a beautiful lake with stunning views of the mountains.

The water is incredibly clear, and the town is wonderfully picturesque. If you are in the Geneva and Rhone Alps region, you simply MUST have Annecy on your list of places to see!

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