Introduction to Annecy, France

Annecy is a tourist town with about 50,000 residents in southeast France about 22 miles south of Geneva. It is nestled in a valley among four mountains at the northern end of Lac d’Annecy, a crystal clear lake stretching over ten square miles. Annecy’s history can be traced back to 4th millennium B.C. and then the Romans in the 1st century B.C. Several of its current buildings, many of which line its canals, were built in the Middle Ages. It has been called the “Venice of Savoie” and the “Jewel of the French Alps.” You can call it charming.

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Le Palais de I'lle 3 Passage de l'Île, 74000 Annecy, France

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