Annecy: A Postcard Town

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Palais de L’Ile

It makes an absolute sense to visit the small, quaint French keepsake that is Annecy, when you’re already in Geneva.

The books detail Annecy with grandiose words and prose but words just don’t do it justice. It’s absolutely gorgeous and one of the most beautiful places in the world!

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Set along the scenic backdrop of the snow-covered French alps, Annecy is a classic styled old French town with architecture from ancient France and Switzerland, featuring even the 13th century Chateau d’Annecy – a castle which was once home to the Counts of Geneva.

You will also see 12th-century Palais de l’Île, located on a small triangular islet surrounded by the Canal du Thiou, it has been a lordly residence, a courthouse, a mint and a prison over the centuries.

Along the cobblestone streets, are boulangeries and patisseries that sell classic French pastries and delectable cured meats for cheap.

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We were able to try some authentic French crepes while walking around taking in the sights.

It’s one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the world and we will definitely be back someday.

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