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My angel of a friend Meg came to visit me for a week in April. We had an awesome time exploring and she was a good sport since she came during my finals week she had to put up with me stressing out a little bit. While she was here we went to a little town north of here called Annecy. The town is surrounded by mountains and is currently in the …
We sadly left Chamonix and vowed to return there in the winter, and drove to Annecy. Annecy was kind of a repeat of Prague, beautiful old city, on the water, with canals... we were kind of sick of that scene by then. They are applying to have the 2018 Olympics there, with the ski events at Mont Blanc. It would be a nice venue for sure.
What a lovely town. It is also called the Venice of the Alps, which as you can see from the pictures refers to the numerous canals running through the city. Did not learn exactly when this town was founded but it is certainly well over 1000 years of age. We got up around 8 and went for a tour of the old city which was just getting ready for market …
... boats, the Jet d'Eau, and a beautiful mountain scape.
Lake Geneva has the clearest water I have ever seen in a lake. The lake itself is surrounded by the 2nd most populated city in Switzerland, so it is interesting that they have the ability to keep the water so clean and clear. Lake Geneva is also surrounded by very large snow covered mountains.
The coolest site in Geneva was the Jet d'Eau, which is basically a huge spout of water ...
... the castle was home to the Counts of Savoy, and it was greatly expanded in the 13th century by Pietro II. The Castle was never taken in a siege, but did change hands through treaties. It was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536; Byron also carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon. The castle is one of the settings in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNouvel Hotel Annecy
Un hotel assez agreable mais il n'y a pas des lumieres dans le couloir alors on ne pouvait pas trouver notre chambre.
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