This is another beautiful part of France only a short drive from Chamonix. Sitting at the top Lac d'Annecy this is very popular holiday destination for both overseas and French tourists. Our hotel overlooks the lake and is only a short walk into the town centre and the "old town". This morning we did a lovely two hour cruise around the lake - some of the lakeside properties are great. The town and surrounding districts sit lakeside so the roads and pathways are relatively flat and designed for the thousands of cyclists. The old town has great shopping and an abundance of restaurants and ice cream shops ( the best ice cream shop in France is here offering 70 flavors to chose from - not an easy task).