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Annecy

fete du lac 2008 annecy posterAnnecy Festival of the Lake

The beautiful lake of Annecy (74 Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes) in the heart of alpine Savoy, is well worth a visit at any time. The town of Annecy has all the attractions of a modern city, but also has its medieval centre, and being lakeside it offers great views over this most picturesque of lakes – and you can take a boat trip or hire a self-drive boat to explore the lake.

For the adventurous it makes an ideal stop on the route over the Alps to northern Italy – but is also on the TGV fast train network. A circuit of the lake by road is about 20+ miles, but is well worth it to see the lake in its various aspects – although there are plenty of places to stop off and just relax with the tranquil view.
On 3 August 2019 the Fete du Lac d’Annecy (Festival of the Lake) takes place in the evening and  includes music, theatre and a market with the highlight being a spectacular firework display over the lake in the evening on the theme of “around the world in 80 minutes”!

For more info on Annecy Festival of the Lake see www.lac-annecy.com

In the Spring Annecy holds its Venetian Carnaval 6 – 8 March 2020 with an Italian theme! – see Carnaval-Venitien

Annecy has been called the Alpine Venetia with its canals crossing the historic town. This nickname takes its full sense during the 2 and a half days of the Carnival…when several hundreds of characters in masks roam slowly and freely in the streets of the Old Town, pose, parade and group together on the catwalks.
– see https://en.lac-annecy.com

B&B Maison D'Hôtes-Guest House A Côté, Annecy

B&B Maison D’Hôtes-Guest House A Côté, Annecy

B&Bs, self-catering apartments and Hotels in Annecy including the B&B Maison D’Hôtes-Guest House A Côté in the centre of the town and near the Lake.

tgvsmallBy Train/TGV to Annecy with Rail Europe

The town, especially lakeside, will once again sparkle with the Lake Fireworks Festival. 1 hours and 10 minutes of non-stop display to appreciate the magical surroundings, the connection between fireworks and music, the entertainment and the public’s involvement Savoie Mont Blanc Tourist Office

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