Is Annecy, France the most charming city ever?
Annecy, France, also known as the “Venice of the Alps”, is a popular vacation spot for tourists who want to explore France . According to historical record, the area where this charming city stands was first occupied during Roman times. Annecy is located in the southeastern part of the country where France borders Italy.
The population of Annecy is around 128,000 people. It’s located in the Haute-Savoie department of France and it came to prominence as a lakefront resort during the 18th century. The city has retained that charm with its location on Lake Annecy; modern buildings have been built with traditional local materials. Stone, wood and shingles can be found all around town. Annecy’s mountainous location and many rivers made its inhabitants excellent craftsmen and artists.
Annecy is a great place to visit year round. During the winter there’s plenty of opportunity for skiing in the Alps, with ski slopes within an hour from Annecy. In summertime visitors will enjoy walking along the lakefront, visiting the Château d’Annecy, and dining on Savoie cuisine. Every August, the city hosts a festival which features music and dance from all over the continent.
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WHEN TO GO: Because of its proximity to the lake and the mountains, this city thrives all year. Whether you are more inclined to swim or ski, the city will be open to welcome you with its many bars, restaurants, and historical attractions.
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