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Jul 10, 2018 - Annecy

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...

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Jul 7, 2017 - Day 13: In Annecy

Day 13: In Annecy. Weather: Very warm, to HOT – 33C. Blue skies and full sun all day. Yes the same as yesterday, and the day before!! Summer is here! Steps: 14 250 (8.1km). It was a warm night so the a/c was on and off at different times. I also left the window open for a while when the a/c was off as it was cooler outside. Sleep in morning until 8:30am then breakfast inhouse – good variety but when I felt the jug of lait froid [cold milk] (as one does), it was certainly not cold but room temperature – not too appealing! I asked the lady...

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Jul 6, 2017 - Day 12: Travelling to Annecy

Day 12: From Beaune to Annecy. Weather: Very warm, to HOT – 33C. Blue skies and full sun all day. Yes the same as yesterday!! Steps: 11 200 (6.2km). Plus 225km of driving! I decided to breakfast at the hotel as it was going to be a BIG driving day. They had a good variety and I was well fed and watered by the time I departed from Beaune. I thought I would fill up my car, I saw a Total garage and went there but the machines at the pumps would not accept by Australian Credit Card, the only way to pay here. I went in to check and was told I...

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Jun 30, 2017 - Lavender and Music

Hi Everyone I was sitting in the dappled shade of a pine tree in Northern Spain when I heard a clicking sound. I looked up and there looking down at me from the trunk of the tree, its pointy nose and erect ears twitching, was a red squirrel. Down he came, head first with a flash of his white furry chest and his long fluffy tail following behind him. The red squirrel in Northern Spain has a darker red/brown coat than its UK cousins and is a little smaller too. In Spain the squirrel was a delicacy but they are now protected by law and the...

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Apr 26, 2017 - Annecy

This is our day of countryside adventure--we are off to Annecy France in the French Alps. Due to a somewhat late start(one of us was quite a late sleeper), the tourist bureau pointed us in the right direction to access the A41. After paying the parking fee(similar to ones in San Francisco)to rescue the car, we headed out going east toward Switzerland. What a beautiful drive. The weather was very cloudy and threatening, but nonetheless the hills with their various shades of green, the totally white cows and the highway in part was way above...

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Burgundy and Berlin

Jun 22, 2016 - Annecy

Weather: Hot and Sunny Today we headed south to the town of Annecy located on Lake Annecy. Annecy ha a long history back to the Romans in the 1st century BC when it was known as Boutae. In the 11th century there was two towns Annecy-le-Neuf (New Annecy) and Annecy-le- Vieux (Old Annecy). The town became even more important from the 13th century onwards with the arrival of the Count of Geneva, the integration of the region of Genevois into the Duchy of Savoy and the creation, in 1514, of the appanage of Genevois. Today Annecy is still a...

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May 31, 2016 - Tuesday Annecy wander

Rainy night and morning led to a very late start. Clouds are still our very close friends as are the cars on the narrow roads out of here. I needed a three point turn to negotiate the hairpin on the way to our new home. SO glad we have an automatic - one less thing to worry about. Annecy was pleasant but the rain limited our activities. The lake looks great in the photos taken in summer, well at least on sunny days.

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Sep 26, 2013 - Annecy, France

Hi, Made to the train in time, that early we nearly boarded the wrong train to Marseilles, instead of Grenoble, thankfully the guard was on the ball, normally you don't see them until you are well into the journey!!!! Arrived at Annecy about 9am, a few spits of rain & looking ominous, but turned out nice & sunny for the whole day. We could not book in until 4pm, but were allowed to leave the bags at reception, another thing to be thankful for. This allowed us to check out the old part of Annecy - a very pretty place, can understand why it...

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But's Euro Trip 2013

Sep 26, 2013 - Beautiful Annecy in France

The alarms woke us up this morning at 5.10am for an early train trip from Geneva to Annecy in France - just over the border with Switzerland. It was a beautiful ride once again this time not so much countryside but more trees & then through tunnels in the mountains. No snow on top today but high mts anyway, especially by our standards. Towns along the way were nestled into the valleys alongside rushing rivers with very big concrete bridges & some very old arched stone ones. We arrived in Annecy after changing trains at Aux en Bains. The...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Fun in Annecy

Had our hearts set on bicycle riding today on a bike path Rick Steves recommended but we had a challenge finding a bike rental shop. The first one we tried was not open today but a taxi guy told us of another one. There we rented 2 good bikes, 2 helmets, one basket and 1 lock. After practicing riding in a small park area, we boarded a tour boat at 10:15 to ride around two-thirds of Lake Annecy, getting off in the tiny town of Duindt. From there we rode the 7 miles back into town. After getting off the boat at 11:40 we found a tiny bakery in...

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Carol-IvanTravels

Apr 22, 2012 - Chatel to Annecy

We have now eaten more cheese in a week than ever before in our lives. Remember that dinner I mentioned up in the snow at the end of a day on the slopes. Well first there was the big lunch. Then the cheese dinner - I can't remember what it is called but it's a bowl of melted cheese eaten with potatoes (4) and a range of charcuterie and salad. All the local farmers make their own cheese (and charcuterie) and it is the specialty of the region, called Abondance. They make more money from the cheese than from milk. Then our first meal in Annecy...

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Aug 25, 2011 - Annecy

Today we packed a picnic & set off for a 1.5hr drive to Annecy, a village built in the 12th century. The drive was beautiful & the town itself very picturesque. Only downside was that with 2 young boys in tow we couldn't explore all the little touristy but gorgeous gift shops along the way. Did manage to have a look at the local chocolate maker though & the exquisite creations they made. Boys were allowed 1 chocolate on a lollypop stick each & we walked out $10aud poorer. Ouch ! They enjoyed it though !!! There is a big lake at Annecy where...

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