1643 Ave de Geneve, Sallanches, Haute-Savoie, 74700, France
More about Annecy
Annecy, L'Impérial Palace
The Venice of France
La porte Sainte-Claire
Masques au bord du lac
Animation Fim Festival
Would like to know where the screenings are for the Annecy Animation Festival.
Keeping that in mind,where would be the best place to stay in relation to the festival.
Re: Animation Fim Festival
There will be a giant screen by the lake, used in the evenings, as well as 8 theatres in the town.
The festival programme will not be online until mid-May, so I doubt the venues will be finalised and/or announced until then. Staying somewhere pretty central would seem the most sensible option: you'll certainly need to book your accommodation for that before May.
Travel Tips for Annecy
Lake of Annecy
Some decades ago, the Lake was very polluted. Now it is one of the cleanest of the world. It is the result of efforts of the population and the public authority.
In Summer, the temperature of the water is around 20 / 22°c. Sufficiently high to have a pleasant bath.
The Lake is not very large : 14.7 Km long, 0.8 to 3.2 Km large, 27 sq Km, deepest point : 67 m.
Of course, the Lake was dug by a glacier during the last Glacial Era. It is possible to make a round trip in car around the Lake (40 km).
The most beautiful bank is the East one.
eat some cheese
one of the speciality of the region is cheese so if you like it try:
"la raclette" which is a melted cheese on new potatoes acompanied of saucisson, ham and salad.
"la fondue savoyarde" which 4 or 5 different kind of Comte cheese and white wine ( it eaten using some small fairly dry bread peaces that you put on a fork and use it to get some melting cheese around)
try le "roblochon" cheese or la"tome de savoie"
and there is also le tartiflette .............so much for the cheese lover.....................
The Castle of Annecy
The castle, with its several towers, is a reminder of the glorious structure the military fort must have had when it was constructed in the 11th century by the Prince of Savoy. Nowadays the annual Animated Film Festival takes place in the castle.
The Sainte-Claire gate
This gate, whose name recalls the memory of the old Clarisses convent built nearby, has remained intact : its worn hinges, its machicolations, its bell-turret are witnesses to the important role of this town entrance which opens in the direction of Aix-les-Bains and Chambéry. It opens onto the faubourg Sainte-Claire (suburb) which is itself closed at its extremity by a large pointed arch gate : "The Sepulchre Gate" which made up the City's pre-defence.
A day in Annecy, France
"If you're looking for a relaxing day..."
A visit to Annecy is a pleasant day trip from Geneva. The atmosphere is cozy and reminscent of Venice with the canals. Spend the day walking up and down the side streets. Take a trip on the merry-go-round...walk along Lake Annecy.
Lake Annecy is surrounded by the beautiful French Alps.
Amazing views and an amazing atmosphere make this a wonderful experience.