Annecy Things to Do

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  • 1. The Lake

    I get the story in Annecy's lake,the are second largest lake in France after Lac du Bourget. The lake is reputed to be the cleanest in Europe due to strict regulations introduced in the 60's. Is look...

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  • 2. Palais de L'Isle

    4 out of 5 stars

    Probably the building that attracts most photo shootings in Annecy is the Palais de L’isle. Hard to be missed as it’s located in the center of Thiou canal with numerous café around the canal so you...

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  • 3. Gorges du Fier

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic walkway along the inside of the gorge. The walkway is attached to the wall of the gorge, not as scary as it sounds...it's quite secure. You probably need something of a head for heights....

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  • 4. Chateau d'Annecy

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Annecy Castle (Château d'Annecy) is the main attraction of Annecy situated on a hill overlooking the city that is actually built around the castle. It was built during a long period (from 12th to 16th...

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  • 5. Lac d'Annecy

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love the towns that are built near lakes, usually the lake itself is the top attraction as you have lots of photo opportunities but also a nice place to walk and relax. The lake of Annecy (le lac...

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  • 6. Pont des Amoureux

    The name of this little iron bridge leaves no doubt why so many couple but actually most tourists and visitors come here for some scenic photos. Pont des Amours (Lovers' bridge) is a lovely spot...

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  • 7. Eglise de Notre Dame de Liesse

    This another church in the city center that we passed by and didn’t know anything about it but it was so beautifully illuminated with lights that I loved it (pic 1) which although normally looking at...

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  • 8. St Francis de Sales church

    Opposite Palais d’Isle facing pont Perriere we saw St Francis de Sales church. It’s a roman catholic church that serves the local Italian community (hence known...

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  • 9. Le Thiou

    Annecy has the beautiful lake but it’s the river Thiou that runs through the city center that gives the city its real charm and many call Annecy as the Venice...

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  • 10. Maison de Charmoisy

    This was a weird moment, we walked around the Old Town towards the castle taking general photographs of gates, arches, old doors and windows etc (pics 1-2-3)And...

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  • 11. gates and arches

    The trip to Annecy wasn’t planned so I didn’t do my homework before hand. I didn’t have any guidebook or local map either so most of the time we just wondered...

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  • 12. parks near the lake

    Walking from the Old Town we ended up at Annecy lake where at its banks right in front of the edge are three small parks next to each other. We didn’t spend...

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  • 13. Saint Maurice church

    Walking around in a lazy way and spending too much time drinking coffee and chocolate didn’t allow us proper visit to most churches in Annecy which now I regret...

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  • 14. St Pierre cathedral

    Saint Peter’s cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Annecy) was built between 1535 and 1538 by Jacques Rossel in Gothic style although its façade has some...

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  • 15. St Francis de Sales Church

    This church was named for St Francis de Sales, a catholic saint who was from this area. Actually he grew up in a noble family and after study elsewhere he came...

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  • 16. A nice little place to relax

    Place Stalingrad is located directly in front of the SNCF station. As you might know Stalingrad was the decisive battle that turned the tide against the germans...

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  • 17. The shortest river in Europe

    The river Thiou crosses Annecy, forming the little canals that you see. The Thiou is only 3.5 kilometres long and flows from Lake Annecy and the Fier, which is...

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  • 18. don't plan on this!

    Two of the sites that i had seen in preparing for this journey are not available.St Maurice church is a 15th century church done in flamboyant gothic style....

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  • 19. St Pierre Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Annecy (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Annecy) was originally built as a Fransiscan convent, later it was restored to Cathedral status in 1822. Like...

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  • 20. Basilica of the Visitation

    More than anything else this basilica offers and amazing view of Annecy and the surrounding area. The exterior was pretty but for some reason it looks much more...

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  • 21. Descente des Alpages

    This means a return to the alpine pastures. It is a festival celebrated on the second Saturday in October. Judging from the number of livestock you see on the...

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  • 22. Market day in Annecy

    Just as it is in all French cities, market day in Annecy is a big production. What is neat in Annecy is that they line the bridges with vendors stalls and it...

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  • 23. Annecy markets

    Wherever we travel, we find out when market day is. For a comprehensive list of markets, have a look at the website: http://en.lac-annecy.com/markets-70.htm ....

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  • 24. Just in case you are hungry

    This is yet another "Shopping" tip which I see more as a "Thing to Do". I have no idea of what it is called but who cares. Stroll around the shopping streets of...

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  • 25. The shopping streets

    There are quite a few shopping streets in the Old Town. All tastes and budgets are catered for. Probably the busiest of all the shopping streets is Rue St...

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