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Sunday, May 12, 2013


Have you ever heard of Annecy?
Most Aussies I mention it to have never heard of it
and I have to admit I found it while cruising north towards Geneva from Cannes using Google Earth. Until then I'd never heard of it either.
Just zoomed in and found this amazing place on the shores of Lake Annecy.
(I find a lot of amazing places using Google Earth when I'm researching a holiday)

When I started looking into staying here I found it was a favourite holiday destination for French people. The beautiful lake is said to have the cleanest water in Europe and it has a lovely sandy bottom which you can see clearly through the sparkling blue-green water.

Water activities are high on the list of things to do.
Sailing, kayaking, paddle boat riding, boating and swimming are all popular activities though I can not imagine that this water is ever warm enough to swim in.

It is enormously picturesque with the towering mountains all around, an ancient Old Town at its centre and is immaculately kept. There's a huge green space all along the water front and lovely walkways and gardens for all to enjoy.

Annecy is also the gateway to the French Alps with Chamonix and Mt Blanc about a 70 minute drive away so plenty to do both in Summer and Winter in that direction and Geneva is only 30 minutes to the north.

The weather is much cooler here than it was in Fayence and we're back in our Winter woollies again. About 12 degrees top today which we love.

There's lots for us to see and do here for the next week.

I'll keep you posted.


  1. What a lovely place to find - your photos are beautiful.

  2. What a gorgeous little spot. Enjoy your time there. Looks like the kind of place special memories can be made.

  3. It looks like a very beautiful place. I never thought of using Google Earth to find places to visit, what a clever idea!

  4. Well yes I had heard of it but didn't know much about it. Looks like another lovely spot you've found. You could start up a travel business couldn't you with all your research and the lovely places yu have found. Continue to enjoy your holiday and can't wait to see where you go next!

  5. What a lovely place to visit. Might just be on our list for the next trip.
    Anne xx

  6. Wow! It looks beautiful. Have fun! ROs

  7. It's good to see you are getting to places that average visitors to France wouldn't find. All that research is worthwhile to create what is clearly turning out to be a special holiday. Are you ever going home?

  8. I had heard of Annecy and its lake! Those modern concrete blocks spoil it a bit. Looks like Venice in parts. How absolutely beautiful. I have seen your post on the cable car ride too. Fantastic.