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1. Welcome, lone traveler from Ashburn!
Here under Annecy, you will find travel information about Annecy, as well as general information.
A medieval jewel in France, Annecy lays by the lake Annecy, a mere 30 miles away from Geneva, which is just across the border in Switzerland.
By and large a pedestrian area - with houses in archways, circular Italian wells, quays, palaces and churches, there is a certain charm to the old Annecy quarter... surroundings of rare harmony.
2. Main article
Annecy lake, the jewel of the Alps and the Savoie region has a very seductive air about it, with summits which frame its dark blue waters. It is 10 miles long. It is fed by several water courses, one of which is the Eau Morte (the dead water), the over flow is taken out by the Thiou which crosses Annecy.
The Island Palace, in the heart of the old Annecy, was built in 12C on an island on the river Thiou. Today it houses the Annecy history museum. What is most beautiful though, is the way its austere walls are mirrored in the calm Thiou waters.
The Bridge of the Thiou is a curious building of the Island palace set in the middle of the Thiou in a bow shape. It's the most classic painting of old Annecy.
The Europe Gardens are a public garden laid out in an arboretum has a large number of species from Europe, America and Asia, noteworthy are the giant sequoias.
Across the lake from Annecy, a short drive along the waterfront, is the village of Talloires, home to a very fine luxury hotel and restaurant, l'Auberge du Pиre Bise - highly recommended.