Annecy

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Annecy - Tourism in the Haute-Savoie

Capital of the Haute-Savoie, Annecy is a city of Art with a magnificent architectural harmony. Walking around Annecy old town is a real delight. With its charming canals, its flower-bedecked banks, its small delightful bridges and its beautiful houses with colourful facades, Annecy carries really well its nickname of Savoyard Venice. How pleasant it is to stroll along its canals or walk around the lovely narrow pedestrian streets!

In the heart of the old town, the Île palace, a former prison and the Palais de Justice (law courts), is today home to the Annecy History museum. Near this symbolic building of the 12th century, the Sainte-Claire street is also an unmissable place during the visit for its beautiful arcaded houses. Towering over the town, the museum-castle, former residence of the counts of Geneva and the dukes of Genevois-Nemours, is dedicated to archaeology, ethnology, art, history and alpine lakes.

To complete this beautiful visit, there's nothing like a walk on the edge of the magnificent Annecy lake. Not to be missed! The Europe gardens, the Amours bridge spanning the Vassé canal, the Albigny avenue lined with plane trees and the Champ de Mars are magnificent sites great for relaxation. For the best way to discover the lake and surrounding mountains, visitors can take a trip on tourist boats or hire pedalos and small motor boats.

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Castle seen from the lake (© Jean Espirat)Castle seen from the lake (© Jean Espirat)
 
The City (© Jean Espirat)The City (© Jean Espirat)
Water and flowers (© Jean Espirat)Water and flowers (© Jean Espirat)
 
Channels flower (© Jean Espirat)Channels flower (© Jean Espirat)
Little Venice (© Jean Espirat)Little Venice (© Jean Espirat)
 
The City on water (© Jean Espirat)The City on water (© Jean Espirat)
Reflections (© Jean Espirat)Reflections (© Jean Espirat)
 
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