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    the market in the old town and the canal "thiou"

    by sylvie-uk Updated Jun 21, 2005

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    every sunday morning (so i ve been told) , the market takes place in the old town called le veil Annecy.
    it attracts a lot of people and gives a real buzz to the town, it s so crowded that in some of the streets you cant even walk.
    you will find vegetables, all sort of cheeses( the "tome de Savoie" and the "roblochon" are tipycal from the region ), artisanal decoration, clothing, artisanal bread and much more.

    the market and canal

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    Monastère et Basilique de la Visitation

    by Mikebond Written Apr 23, 2005

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    The order of visitation was founded in Annecy by François de Sales and Jeanne de Chantal in 1610.
    The present monastery was built near the forêt du Crêt du Maure from 1909 to 1930 but Cardinal Tedeschini officially consacrated it only in 1949.

    Basilique de la visitation
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    Annecy at Night

    by Goner Updated Aug 28, 2004

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    The evenings in Annecy in the month of August are very festive. Lights are strung along the canals, people are out strolling, having dinner along the canal and walking along the lake. Street muscians and performers make for great entertainment - some of the best I've every seen. We saw a one man show that kept a crowd of 50 people mesmirized for an hour. He rode a unicycle, did magic tricks and included the onlookers in his act.

    Get yourself a big ice cream and take a stroll along the canals or Quai Napoleon and see Lac d'Annecy in the moonlight.

    Moon on Lake Annecy

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    Jardin de L'Europe

    by Goner Updated Aug 27, 2004

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    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).

    Jardin de L'Europe

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    The Canals

    by Goner Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    The Thiou canal is Lake of Annecy's natural spillway and has become one of the most attractive elements in the town. It’s actually a source of hydraulic energy, and a means of transport and an their water supply. The quays that run along this stream and are favored by artists who love to paint the"Savoyard Venise". The canal and bridges do give it an air of Venice.

    Annecy Canal

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    The Old City

    by Goner Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    Annecy has an old town section with narrow streets and medieval buildings. You won't see many cars in the area so it's a very walkable area. There you will feel as if we were in a small, old French village. We found very few people here who spoke English, whether or not they understood, they didn’t speak it so be prepared.

    The Old City
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    the old town

    by sylvie-uk Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    do not worry, people dont have to take a boat to get to their houses, they can get in by a back street.
    i ve visited annecy a lot, but i still can get enough of how pretty it is.
    it s often called the "savoyarde venise" and has attracted a lot of artist who would come to paint it.

    housing in the old town

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    a street

    by sylvie-uk Updated Jul 31, 2004

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    a street in the old town of annecy, doesnt it look pretty?
    i definately prefer the old town to the new one.
    you ll find plenty of artisanal shops, restaurants, local food shops, and is a very lively place to be, especially in the summer time.

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    Walk through the old section of town

    by firechick Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Walking through the old part of town is fascinating in itself. You can also stop into the shops here - lots of small and unusual shops (closed 12-2:30pm) as well as some more expensive high-end stores are located here, as well as many restaurants and cafes.

    Friends smile on a rainy day in Annecy Annecy as seen from a hike overlooking Lac d'Annec
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    Seeing is believing

    by Toshioohsako Written Apr 30, 2014

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    Visit Friday market in Annecy. You will find nice vegetables, fruits, sausages, bread, cheese,etc.
    Its also a lot of fun to walk along the market to see lively activities of sellers and buyers.

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    walking around

    by frambou Written Jul 12, 2006

    easy to walk, Annecy is a beautyfull scenic town. anyone passing near should stop and at least walk it...

    Lac d'Annecy Prison le canal d'Annecy The park

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    The Thiou quays

    by Lilasel Written Nov 14, 2005

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    The quays which run along this stream remain a priviledged place where artists like to come and put up their easels to paint the "Savoyard Venise".

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    The Thiou quays

    by Lilasel Written Nov 14, 2005

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    The Thiou canal, the Lake of Annecy's natural spillway, has always been one of the most attractive elements of the town. It has procured a constant source of hydraulic energy.

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    Restaurants

    by lacole Written Jun 20, 2005

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    Along the canals, there are so many bars, cafe's and restaurants you can choose from and I'm sure they all are wonderful and charming in their own little way.

    restaurants along the canal

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    Water activities

    by lacole Written Jun 20, 2005

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    There are a lot of water activities that can take place on the lake. Unfortunately, it was too cool and raining when I was there, so I didn't have the opportunity to have fun on the water.

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