Haute-Savoie
Annecy
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Annecy

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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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Annecy
Annecy Lake Annecy Lake
Annecy Lake
Lake Annecy, the jewel of the Alps of
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Old Annecy Old Annecy
Old Annecy
The Thiou and the Vassé, from where the
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Annecy chateau-museum
Annecy chateau-museum
The old residence of the counts of
Rue Ste-Claire
Rue Ste-Claire
This sinuous street, the main street of
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Palais de l'Île
Palais de l'Île
Built on an island in the 12C, the
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Forêt du Crêt du Maure
Forêt du Crêt du Maure
Encompassing Semnoz's last promontory,
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