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La Vieille Ville

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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

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Visit the French town of Annecy, the “Venice of the Alps”, on a tour that covers all the logistics so you can enjoy the sights along the way. This half-day excursion includes a guided city tour and free time to explore. That way, first-time visitors can get to know the city’s history, shops, and attractions.
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Anna N wrote a review Oct 24
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg816 contributions163 helpful votes
The location of the city itself could not be better - by a lake and nested in among the mountains. To top this the old town is very well kept and cozy. This of course draws quite a crowd, even on a rainy day in October. So be prepared that you will not be the only foreigner wandering around the old town. It is however well worth spending a few hours wandering around, people watching, drinking coffee/wine and just enjoy the cozy place. More restaurants and bars than shops. Most shops sell typical tourist stuff, and quite a few sell the local cheeses and other things to eat.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Audrey2013_13 wrote a review Oct 21
Basel, Switzerland1,592 contributions188 helpful votes
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We loved Annecy old town. Very picturesque. Heaps of restaurants and ice cream places. We parked at the castle on the top of the hill as we wanted to start our day there (beware it is closed between 12 and 2pm so we ended up by finishing our day with the visit of the castle) Most parkings seem to be at the same rate inside the town so don’t waste too much time looking for the cheapest.. unless you want to park outside of the city. We then headed down to the river ‘Le Thiou’ and walked on the ‘quays’ all the way down to Lac Annecy. The ‘Palais de l’île’ is a building not to be missed on the way - old 12th century prison. Once you arrive at Lac d’Annecy, best to go for a stroll in the Jardin d’Europe to admire the lake. You can rent a pédalo or motor boat to go out for a tour, or there are organised boat tours with commentary that take you out on the lake. On the opposite side of the ‘gardens’ is the Pont des Amours. If you cross it, there is a great playground for kids. We spent half an hour there before heading back into the old town for a bite to eat. Plenty to choose from.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sarah C wrote a review Sep 2020
Hinckley, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
What a spectacular little town Annecy is. The mountains as a backdrop and beautiful flowers everywhere. Plenty of really cool market stools too.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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charbs1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Beirut, Lebanon274 contributions55 helpful votes
The location is very nice for a photo and to look at, but sometimes Annecy is reduced to this landmark whereas all the old town is so wonderful to stroll around
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Anosizato102 wrote a review Aug 2020
Antananarivo, Madagascar873 contributions19 helpful votes
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One of the best old town in France. The area is very popular with day and night tourists. Many restaurants and ice cream parlors can be found there.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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