Annecy, France

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The next stop after Colmar is Annecy, located in the southeast of France. You can go there through train or you can do Blabla car rideshare. We took the latter and was able to drive by Switzerland on the way to Annecy. It will take around 4 hours, if you don’t miss your exit (cause we did, haha!).

Annecy is also known as the “Venice of the Alps” and is popular for Lake Annecy and the view of the snow-capped mountains.

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Old Annecy
Vieielle Ville Streets

Look for a hotel/hostel or Airbnb near the “Old Annecy” or Vieille Ville so you can just walk around. They don’t have a lot of cabs or train in that area.

Shops in Vieille Ville
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Entrance of Vieille Ville
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Yes, You can drink tap water in France.
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Street Canals
Restored buildings in the Old Town

Old Annecy used to be a settlement for the Romans and it housed the court of the counts of Geneva. You will see a few small castles and museums in the area near Lake Annecy.

Two to three days is relatively enough to explore the area and spend time doing some activities in the lake.

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My First Gelato in Europe – Kinder Bueno Flavor!
It was cold, but Gelato was in order!
And then we found a quiet place where we can sit and eat our gelato!
Got addicted to French Crepe and white wine!
Sherlock Holmes is that you?
Ah yes, man bun. I do not drink coffee– but I just had to order it from him. haha!
The walk from the Chateau d’ Annecy
Inside Chateau d’Annecy- a restored Castle in Annecy
Annecy from the Castle View
Palais de l’Isle Jail – one of the most popular landmarks in France. It used to be a courthouse and a prison but now a local art museum.
The way to Lake Annecy


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When the weather is good, you can just sit by the bench and relax with a view of the lake and the mountain!

Next stop: Aix-en-Provence!  🙂


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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Serica says:

    The castle view of Annecy is 👌🏻❤️

    1. travelanyway says:

      the photo does not do justice!!

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