Written by Ed Rex Rexy, Jun 14, 2021 for RexyEdventures
Happy June! It’s certainly have been a quiet year for travel but not for one for researching your must-visit destinations, which I’m sure has crept up in the last 15 months of restrictions and lockdowns. Because of personal circumstances, I have to look to destinations closer to home in the UK and that meant looking at Western France in much more detail to find your hidden and unexpected adventures to undertake – and that means the Alps! Let’s have a look at what’s there.
Annecy is the largest city in Upper Savoy, part of the Rhone region in southeastern France. It is located at the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 km south of Geneva and is known as the “pearl” of the French Alps. Annecy is definitely worth adding to your travel list when conditions allow other cities in France and to experience a romantic trip! Annecy is reminiscent of Venice, which is why it is also called “Venice of the Alps” since it is nestled in the heart of the Alps, crossed by beautiful canals, and has one of the most enchanting lakes in France!
Ooh la la!
The old quarter of Annecy is a magical place
With canals crossing the city from one end to the other and making it really magical, the city’s old quarter enchants the visitor. They may notice the resemblance to Venice, with it being so evident that the locals organize their own version of the Venetian carnival, which gives the visitor the feeling that they are in the Italian city – but if you look behind, you’ll see the imposing Alps that adorn the landscape enchantingly.