Sunday, 10 January 2010

Annecy, Venice of Savoie

Annecy, Venice of Savoie
I fell in love and had to share its magic with you..
totally inspires..

The Thiou Canal is the river crossing Annecy that exudes such charm,
it brings Venice to mind as you stroll along its banks.

Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France

Annecy is located between Geneva and Chambéry

Annecy Haute Savoie
onjour! Annecy, the "Venice of Savoie".

The origins of this charming town in the department of Haute-Savoie date back to 3000 B.C.

Annecy and its region draw tourists all summer or winter long, with incomparable charm, an exceptional amount of sunshine, and hundreds of miles of slopes to please the avid skier.

Annecy: Venice of Savoie

The Cleanest Lake in Europe

The lake of Annecy, framed by mountains, appeared 18,000 years ago and covers 10.5 square miles, with an average depth of 135 ft.

Today, it is one of the cleanest lakes in the world and home to a wide range of wildlife which never ceases to delight the amateur fishermen.

Today, the lake receives only rain and spring water, and the inhabitants of Annecy are happy to drink it (after a simple anti-bacteriological treatment).

The purification of the lake and the protection of it against any type of pollution have been a remarkable success, and are cited as examples all over the world.

If you are lucky enough to be in Annecy the first weekend of August, you will be able to attend the gorgeous fireworks display organized every year to celebrate the lake.

A visit is a must ;-)

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