Annecy The Essential
The lake may often steal the limelight, but the town can certainly hold its own: every building in Annecy's old town tells of a singular moment in history, from the Palais de l'Île to the castle perched on a rock and the arcades of rue Ste Claire. For all that, the town lives very much in the present. Vibrant and lively, it is a good place to unwind. Take a bicycle ride along the canals or a stroll about the terraces, or sample the hearty cuisine: not a bad programme of events.
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