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4.5 out of 5
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Annecy is a small town close to the Swiss border in Eastern France. It lies just north of the French Alps and on the shore of Lake Annecy. Its proximity to Geneva has played a major role in its history, especially during its life as a Calvinist center during the Counter Reformation. Captured by France during the French Revolution, the region still maintains distinct customs from other parts of France. The town is pretty slow and relaxed for most of the year, but the summer brings tourists in droves. The lake is a major attraction, offering boating and swimming. Also popular are the many hikes in the area and the boutique shopping options available in the town’s center. The town is home to two large chateaus, Palais d’Isle and Annecy Castle, and both are popular visits for tourists.
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    Thomas Beard
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    5 Jul 28, 2013

    Wow. I absolutely adore this town! There is such beauty everywhere and such a scenic town with its majestic mountains surrounding it, a river easing its way through the town and greenery, into this gorgeous lake. The architecture in the buildings is just great and the whole general atmosphere is so relaxing and happy! If you're passing by, you must stop here! You will not regret it!

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    5 Apr 08, 2013

    Beautiful day trip from Geneva! Went in the winter, but still beautiful. Would be a great place to visit during the summer. Just need a day or overnight.

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    4 Feb 03, 2013

    bella cittadina francese famosa per il suo lago e per l'omonima festa con conseguente spettacolo pirotecnico

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    Luisa Elena
    4 Jan 07, 2013

    A lovely french town, wich has a lot of lake activities. Nearby there are other little towns to go for skiing and more

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    Heather Fisher
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    5 Dec 17, 2012

    Beautiful city in France situated on Lac D'Annecy with mountains surrounding it on all sides. Anywhere you look, there is a beautiful view. The streets are lines with cafes, shops and eateries. The walk up to old town is worth it as well as the view is stunning! Find the castle and the top and check out the lake below!

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    Rie Kurumida
    5 Aug 14, 2012

    What a beautiful lake !

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    Giselle Arndell
    5 Aug 03, 2012

    We return to Annecy 2 times a year,the paragliding is amazing :-)

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    Bob Schafer
    4 Aug 02, 2012

    Beautiful town with lake right there!

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    евгений шестернин
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    grand grand merci

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    Kejun Zhao
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    the annecy lake is great!

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