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Stories and Tips Annecy

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The Gardens of Europe

Written by Tolik on 12 Dec, 2006

Between the old town and the Annecy lakeshore lies a beautiful green area. Canal du Vassé divides it into two distinct parts. On your left is huge open green space called Champ de Mars (also called Pâquier). It is not warlike at all – children…Read More


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Annecy Walking Tour Part 2

Written by Tolik on 11 Dec, 2006

From the Saint-Francois Church square, turn around and take rue Grenette which shortly becomes rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau. There are plenty of wonderful small French restaurants and ice cream shops everywhere. On your right is magnificent St Peter Cathedral. Its Renaissance influenced facade, surmounted by a…Read More


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Annecy Walking Tour Part 1

Written by Tolik on 11 Dec, 2006

Let’s assume that you have only a few hours to explore Annecy. Chances are that you arrived from a mountain resort (or just heading there and made a stop in Annecy). Fortunately for the visitors, the train station is only 10 minutes walk from historic…Read More


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Annecy Calendar of Events

Written by Tolik on 11 Dec, 2006

The city of Annecy is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Year around there it is a great place to visit enjoying famous French hospitality. Market day is France countryside answer to the mall; usually it comes once a week, different days in different…Read More


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History of Annecy

Written by Tolik on 11 Dec, 2006

Annecy has one of the most ancient human settlements in the Northern Alps, with its history as a coastal village dating back to 3,100 BC. Traces of the dwellings of the Gallo-Roman tribe called Boutae have been found nearby Annecy (50 B.C.). The approximately 2,000…Read More


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