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19, Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Annecy, 74000, France
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annecy in november
i'd like to spend one night and day in a town on the way from chamonix to paris.
we are going to be travelling by train.
is annecy nice in november? would somewhere in burgundy be better?
RE: annecy in november
If you have a chance to spend a day in le Vieil Annecy, I definately recommend it. There is something for everyone. The old part of town is one of the most charming I have ever seen with tons of restaurants, boutiques, cafes... You can also stroll along the waterfront, where there is a park with nice trees and a great view with the mountains. You can also rent bikes, there is a trail along the waterfront. If shopping is more your style, there is a very nice "modern" shopping mall (you can ask the Tourist Office for the location) and a very long pedestrian street with loads of nice boutiques, restaurants, churches etc.... The old prison is something to see from the outside, with water canals around it.... I've brought many friends and family members there, and everyone has fallen in love with this town.
RE: RE: annecy in november
thanks a lot lynne. we've decided to definitely spend a day there.
i'm not much of a shopper (especially while on vacation) but the rest of the aspects of the town sound amazing.
p.s. could you suggest anywhere in town that has good vegetarian food at a reasonable price? vegan would be best, but i realize that won't be very easy outside of the major centres in europe.
RE: RE: annecy in november
Hope this gets to you on time. Regarding vegetarian food...there are tons of restaurants which offer a menu with vegetarian options. Veggie pizzas and pasta, creperies with non-meat options. Most of the restaurants usually post their menus outside so you can pick and choose without already being seated.
Travel Tips for Annecy
La cathédrale Saint-Pierre
Cette façade très influencée par la Renaissance, surmontée d'une belle rosace, est loin d'évoquer aujourd'hui la chapelle des Franciscains pour lesquels elle fut édifiée en 1535. Il est vrai que peu de temps après, elle devenait la cathédrale d'emprunt de l'évêque de Genève réfugié à Annecy avec son chapitre.
L'intérieur se présente sous l'aspect d'un beau vaisseau d'un style gothique tardif avec 3 nefs de 5 travées. Le choeur est formé d'un chevet polygonal dont la décoration date du XVIII ème siècle: on remarquera la toile de Mazzola représentant la délivrance de saint Pierre et à droite une descente de croix attribuée au peintre Carravaggio.
Erigée en cathédrale du Diocèse en 1822, elle remplit également les fonctions de paroisse Saint-Pierre depuis 1965.
Les Grandes Medievales - Andilly
The town of Andilly (which is not too far from Annecy) holds a medieval faire each spring starting the weekend of Pentecost (end of May normally) and also the following weekend.
The area where this fair is held is a beautiful woodland, with little encampments in the clearings and mock villages set up and real people acting out the roles of knights, peasants, artisans etc.. There were for example jousting displays, falconry, jugglers, battle re-enactments etc. all day long starting from 10am. Plenty of things for kids !
To reach Andilly - follow the signs when leaving Annecy to reach Cruseilles via Route Nationale 201, and this will lead you to Andilly which is just a few km past Cruseilles on the same road.
If going from Grenble or Chamonix, take the Cruseilles exit from the A41 motorway to get to RN 201.
2004 prices were 13euros for adults and 7 euros for children. Note that all the signs and presentations are in French so be sure you take a phrase book with you if you don't know the language well.....
Annecy is probably best known for its lake and on returning to the town for the first time since my childhood it was the first thing I wanted to see (and the thing I most distinctly remembered too). The town is on one side of the lake, while on the other three sides the mountains provide a magnificent backdrop.
"The most charming and romantic city in France."
Nestled up to the Alps, Annecy is a picture perfect city. Visit the modern part of town and you get great shopping. Visit the old part of town and you get history! There's a Chateau, a prison that looks like a Chateau, an enchanting and picturesque river and tons of beautiful architecture!
Take a dip in the glacial waters of Lake Annecy, have dinner at a cafe, wander around the old streets and enjoy a gelato.
Annecy lies by the shore of Lake Annecy and below the hills of La Tournette and Le Semnoz. The lake is connected to the river Fier by the Canal du Thiou, which runs through the town in a series of branches. The most attractive parts of the town are alongside these waterways, and the various shops, restaurants and walkways are all decked with flower baskets to make a very pretty scene.
As well as being a nice place in it's own right, Annecy is also great for day trips to places such as Chamonix, Aix Le Bains and Geneva.