Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Venice of the Alps

I recently blogged about my very favorite place in France, the little village of Collioure, in the south of France.  I do have a second favorite right now, and that is the town of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region.  This beautiful town is known as the "Venice of the Alps", with very good reason.  The town is crisscrossed with canals full of crystal clear water feeding from Lake Annecy at the edge of town.
Annecy is about half an hour from Chambery, the town where my son lived for two years, so one crisp November day, we jumped on the train for a day trip.  It was very cold, but it was such a wonderful  town, we forgot all about being cold!
The water in the canals and lake have to be seen to be believed.  It's CRYSTAL CLEAR!  Throughout the town there are also the most gorgeous wired bouquets hanging from window boxes and along the railings of the canals.

If you're anywhere near Grenoble or Chambery, make sure you don't miss seeing Annecy!


  1. oooh...I just love your pictures! Can you imagine living on the water like that...how much fun would that be every morning waking up looking out and seeing how pretty that is...wow! I love it...thank you sooo much for sharing these :)
    xo Sally

  2. I would wish to see this beautiful town as soon as possible. And you reaaly had perfect shots to describe the town.


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