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Walk in the old Annecy

A short walk to discover all the charms of the city of Annecy in Haute-Savoie.

The visit of the city is easy, the most difficult is surely to find a parking place. The monuments to see are all grouped in the center of the old town, you will not have to walk much to see everything but you will have to climb a little. Annecy is the ideal city for those who can't choose between sea and mountains or between city and countryside because it is a little bit of everything at the same time and it can satisfy everyone. After a short hike in the mountains in the morning, you can swim in the lake in the afternoon and discover the cultural heritage in the evening! You can visit Annecy in any season.

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Duration: 3 h.

Tour of the lake by boat

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Tour of the lake by boat
You can visit the lake by boat from Annecy. Several excursions are proposed with or without stopovers. A nice way to discover the towns and villages along the lake. It will cost you at least 15 euros per person.

On the Bridge of Loves

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On the Bridge of Loves
The Pont des Amours is probably the most photographed monument in Annecy with the long row of plane trees that border it. You can rent a small motorboat without a license to discover the lake (60 euros per hour). For those who can afford it, you can choose the pedal boat option at 20 euros per hour.

The gardens of Europe

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The gardens of Europe
Very beautiful park between the two rivers that flow in Annecy.

The clear water of the lake

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The clear water of the lake
The water of the lake is very clear and invites you to relax and swim. The beach of Annecy is a little further on the lake. It is free.

The Palace of the Island

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The Palace of the Island
The Palais de l'Ile evokes a boat sailing in the middle of the river, it is a building that has had several functions over the centuries, it was successively a prison, a house of justice and an administrative center.

The Palace of the Island

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The Palace of the Island
The Palace is now a museum on the history of the region, the entrance fee is 3.80 euros, the visit can be done quickly enough, the building is small.

Older facades

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Older facades
The city of Annecy has preserved its historic center.

The rampart trail

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The rampart trail
To reach the Basilica and the castle it is necessary to climb a little.

The castle of Annecy

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The castle of Annecy
The castle was built from 1219. It was used as a barracks until the 1940s. It was reconverted into a museum.

The inner courtyard of the Annecy castle

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The inner courtyard of the Annecy castle
The castle has become a museum, the entrance is not free: 5,20 euros. You can have a nice view on the city of Annecy.

The interior of the Basilica of the Visitation

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The interior of the Basilica of the Visitation
The Basilica is not very old because its construction dates back to the 1920s. It was built because the Sisters of the Visitation no longer found the necessary quietness in their monastery located downtown. The monastery still in activity is now located right next to the Basilica.

The relics of Saint Francis de Sales

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The relics of Saint Francis de Sales
Saint Francis de Sales created the monastic order of the Visitation in 1610.

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