Walk in the old Annecy

A small walk to discover all the charms of the city of Annecy in Haute-Savoie.

Visit to the city is easy, the most difficult part is surely to find a parking lot for your car. The monuments are all gathered in the centre of the old town, you will not have much to walk to see everything. Annecy is the ideal city for those who can't choose between sea and mountain because in this city you can satisfy everyone. After a short hike in the mountains in the morning, you can swim in the lake in the afternoon and discover the cultural heritage in the evening! You can visit Annecy in any season.

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Duration: 3 h.

Tour of the lake by boat

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Tour of the lake by boat
You can visit the lake by boat from Annecy. Several trips are available with or without stopovers. A nice way to discover the cities and towns bordering the Lake. It will cost you at least 15 euros per person.

On the bridge of love

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On the bridge of love
The bridge of love (Pont des Amours in French) in is probably the most instagrammed monument in Annecy with its long row of plane trees.

The gardens of Europe

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The gardens of Europe
Beautiful park between the two rivers in Annecy.

The clear water of the Lake

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The clear water of the Lake
The water of the lake is very clear. The beach of Annecy is located a little further on the lake. You can bathe for free. The temperature of the water can go up to 73 °F in summer.

The Palais de l’Ile

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The Palais de l’Ile
The “Palais de l’Île” looks like a boat sailing in the middle of the stream, the building had several functions over the centuries, it was a prison, a House of justice, and an administrative centre.

The Palace of the island

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The Palace of the island
The Palace is now a museum on the history of the region, There is an entrance fee.

Old facades

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Old facades
The city of Annecy has preserved its historical centre. Don’t miss it! It’s one of the prettiest town in France.

The trail of the ramparts

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The trail of the ramparts
You have to walk 10 minutes to reach the Basilica and the Castle.

The castle of Annecy

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The castle of Annecy
The castle was built from 1219. It served as a barracks until the 1940s.

The inner courtyard of the castle of Annecy

The inner courtyard of the castle of Annecy
The castle has become a Museum. You can have a nice view on the city of Annecy.

The interior of the Basilica of the Visitation

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The interior of the Basilica of the Visitation
The Basilica is not very old because its construction goes back to the 1920s. There is a monastery of the Sisters of the Visitation just next to the Basilica.

The relics of Saint Francis de Sales

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The relics of Saint Francis de Sales
St. Francois de Sales has created the monastic order of the Visitation in 1610.

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