By the lake of Annecy lays the picturesque city that proudly took the name of its owner Aniciacus back in the 8th century. The beautiful city can be framed on your wall. Nevertheless, visiting the city and being amidst its scenic beauty can never be matched with the good things you ever read or hear about it. So if you are wondering about how good could this lake side city get, plan to trip to Annecy to witness it.
Historically, in the time of the French revolution, France conquered the Savoy region after which Annecy was attached to the department of Mont Blanc with Chambery as its capital. Today the city attracts millions of tourists with its beauty and variety of outdoor activities. For entertainment the city enjoys several festivals throughout the year as well.
The city of Annecy is situated at the northern tip of Lake Annecy in France. The city is referred to as the most popular city of the Alps. Annecy is considered as one of the smallest administrative division of the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region of southeast France. A surfeit of castles, cathedrals along with remarkable architecture of baroque styles add to the attractions of the naturally beautiful city. The highlight of the city is the flawless beauty of Lake Annecy with is streams and canals. The lake is so well maintained that despite the pollution that encompasses the world today, Lake Annecy flows with scrupulously clean and fresh water.
The strategic location of this commune city with a replete of attractions and outdoor activities contribute largely in making Annecy a perfect holiday destination.
Essential travel information and Annecy tips for your visit
- There are various winter sport resorts just half an hour away from the City.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables are easily available in the open air market in the city.
- The city tends to get crowded between the months of July and September.
- Annecy can be used as a connecting city to various other neighboring cities.
- The best way to commute around the city is by bike.
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