An alpine Venice
Annecy, a treasure of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, is like a miniature Venice in an alpine setting. On the north shore of the lake, you can happily wander between houses with arcades, the Palais de l’Isle and the castle, the former residence of the Dukes of Savoy which now houses a regional museum.
To take a break from the historic buildings, visit the Gardens of Europe behind the city hall. The infinite Lake Annecy, lapping water, giant sequoias...everything invites you to relax.