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Bus or coach transportation to nearby towns

by Chatounoir

I'll be staying in Annecy next summer and would like to visit nearby towns such as Yvoire, La Clusaz, and go to castles such as Menthon and Montrottier. Does anyone know of bus transportation serving these towns and sites from Annecy? I can't rent a car and have no means of transportation. If there is bus transportation, is there a website describing routes and prices?

RE: Bus or coach transportation to nearby towns

by v8250

Hi, you'll have no problem visiting local towns by bus/coach. Annecy's bus/coach station is adjacent to the town's train station where both buses and coaches depart for many towns. The services are very good and well priced. If you're staying in Annecy next summer, strongly suggest you take a bicycle with you (or buy one locally). The lake has cycle paths circumferencing most of the lake which makes for great cycle trips to Menthon, Veyrier etc, or for just getting around within town and outer areas. Of course, you could always take a water taxi from the parc, opposite Bonlieu, to Menthon etc. Ref' website contact Annecy Tourist Office, have a good summer 2007.

Travel Tips for Annecy

L'ancien Évêché

by Klod5

Son imposante façade qui prend appui sur la cathédrale nous fait découvrir une belle construction de la fin du XVIII ème siècle. A cette époque, Monseigneur Biord, dixième évêque de Genève en résidence à Annecy, considérant qu'il n'y avait plus d'espoir de réinstaller son siège à Genève par suite du triomphe de la Réforme, décidait la construction d'un évêché à Annecy. Les travaux étaient à peine terminés lorsque éclata la Révolution, si bien que ce palais abrita aussitôt de nombreuses administrations financières et judiciaires.
Lorsque le Diocèse d'Annecy fût érigé en 1822, ce bâtiment retrouva sa fonction primitive qu'il conserva jusqu'en 1906, date à laquelle la loi de séparation allait en faire une propriété communale. Il abrite aujourd'hui l'Ecole Nationale de Musique, l'Ecole des Beaux Arts et la Police Municipale.

Where is that Gorge??

by Goner

I had read about a gorge located near Annecy. It was 2kms from the town of Poisy, so we took a bus and after a few requests for directions we walked down a busy curvey highway, which we were told would take us to the gorge entrance -- well the cars were traveling too fast around the curves and the only place to walk was on this very narrow road. We chickened out and went back and ate ice cream (one my favorite things in France) on a park bench and enjoyed this little town.

The Gorges du Fier is about10 km from the west of ANNECY, it is touted as the most grandiose phenomenon of erosion by a river.
The GORGES DU FIER is classified as the most attractive curiosity of the French Alps. Since 1869, it's accessible to public by a footbridge suspended 27 meters above the torrent of the river.

Oh well, the town of Poisy was picture perfect and the ice cream was wonderful - also the bus ride gave us more beautiful vistas of the Alps.

If you're driving towards CHAMBERY - ALBERTVILLE - POISY.

Boat tour around the lake

by firechick

This is a wonderful way to see the lake. There are several options - you can choose a shorter 1 hour tour or a 2 hour tour which gives stops at different points around the lake and lets you get off to see the other villages near Annecy. Try it on a sunny clear day for the best views and experience. You can also choose to have a lunch or dinner option which is a 2 hour tour. The dinner tour has additional dancing after the cruise and ends after midnight. If you like the menu and can afford it, this is very nice. Prices without the meals are very reasonable too (under 12€).

There is a Lake Festival in Annecy with fireworks (2004 is on August 7) and the cruises have special dinner menus for that night.

They have a very nice website that even lists the menus available on the lunch and dinner cruises.

Open April - early November

The 2nd most photographed place in France?

by Dabs

My husband, who was trying to sell me on why we were heading to Annecy France told me that the prison, strategically set in the middle of a river, was the 2nd most photographed site in France behind the Eiffel Tower.

"A little research tells a slightly different story"

But I couldn't quite figure out why exactly we needed to be there on a specific Wednesday until magically Google comes back with the answer-Traverse du Lac, a swim race across Lac d'Annecy!

sandravdp's new Annecy Page

by sandravdp

I have been through Lyon a few times, but unfortunately I don't have pictures of it. I do have pictures of a beautiful place nearby. This place is called 'Annecy'.
This picturesque place is famous for it's huge mountain lake.


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