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 BC and then the Romans in the 1st century BC. Several of the current buildings, many of which line the canals, were built in the Middle Ages. Annecy has been called the “Venice of Savoie” and the “Jewel of the French Alps.” You can call it charming.