Maison du Moulin
130 Alee de la Reisse, Annecy, France
More about Annecy
A sea of arms and legs
Près de l'ancien Hôtel de Ville
Carnaval vénitien d'Annecy
How do I get from Annecy to Albertville and Annecy to Thonon?
I will be staying in Annecy for a few days.
On Thursday 13 July 2006 I need to travel from Annecy to Albertville and back. The following day, Friday 14 July, I need to travel from Annecy to Thonon and back. I don't drive. Are there any methods of public transport I can use such as local bus services, trains, etc.? If not how do I hire a taxi and how much, approximately speaking, would they cost?
RE: How do I get from Annecy to Albertville and Annecy to Thonon?
Of course there are trains and buses. The local train schedules (and some buses, those that are run by SNCF) in France can be seen at www.ter-sncf.fr, you have to select the correct area on the map of France then, as the system is region oriented.
RE: RE: How do I get from Annecy to Albertville and Annecy to Thonon?
...or simply use the German or Swiss railway sites for schedules: www.bahn.de, www.sbb.ch; they will give only the schedules though, not the prices, bu are more user-friendly for the former.
Travel Tips for Annecy
Les quais du Thiou
Le canal du Thiou, déversoir naturel du lac d'Annecy, a toujours constitué l'un des éléments les plus attrayants de cette ville. Par son régime relativement régulier, par son tracé au coeur de la cité, il lui a procuré une source d'énergie hydraulique constante et un moyen de transport et de liaison avec toutes les rives du lac, et enfin un approvisionnement d'eau inépuisable.
Les quais qui longent ce cours d'eau demeurent un lieu privilégié où les artistes se plaisent à venir planter leur chevalet pour peindre la « Venise Savoyarde ».
The channel of the Thiou, spillway natural of the lake of Annecy, always constituted one of the most attractive elements of this city. By its relatively regular regime, by its tracing to the heart of the city, it procured him a source of constant hydraulic energy and a means of transportation and link with all strands of the lake, and finally an inexhaustible water provision.
The embankments that border this river stay a privileged place where the artists like coming to plant their rack to paint it «Venice Savoyarde».
Les Gorges du Fier
In Lovagny which is only 10km from Annecy you can find this interesting area which the river Fier over the centuries has carved into a slot canyon in the middle of otherwise normal looking farmland. There is a small entry fee for seeing this. The access is very easy (compare this to the section of the Verdon Gorge called the Styx in looks but to see that area you must be prepared to do a decent hike) for elderly since it is all on a raised walkway. No need for hiking boots or fitness. There is also a chateau to visit nearby called the Chateau de Montrottier which is a chateau built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The visits to the chateau are only done with a guide and there is also a fee for this. You can ask for translations of the visit if you do not speak French, which will be handed to you on paper which you can read as you are lead to each room.
Only open Spring - Fall - 15 March - 15 October.
From Annecy take the N508 towards Belllegarde and then turn onto the D14 to reach Lovagny.
There are several choices for cruises on Lake Annecy, most of them only of 1 hour duration with no stops, so we took the Omnibus cruise (cost 13E per adult) as it took 2 hours and this one made about 7 stops at various villages around the lake, so we could get a closer glimpse.
We also saw beaches, a couple more castles from a distance, and houses with their own jetties right at the edge of the lake.
We've been there for a day but we have seen a lot of nice things during that time. Starting with the boat trip on the Annecy Lake and ending with a picnic on the surounding mountains.
The city is called the Venice of France due to its chanels breaking through the city, bordered by the flowers and nice shops on the quays.
Traverse du Lac
One of the entertaining bits about doing a swim race in a foreign, non-English speaking country is that you can't understand the instructions. This young lad was translating for David. Or was he thwarting the competition? Hmmmmm....
Um, honey, I'm not sure but I think "thumbs up" is some kind of extremely offensive gesture in some countries
I'm quite sure that I took this photo because it was the winner of the race, yes, I'm quite sure of it....