La Vieille Ville

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La Vieille Ville
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KrithikaRajiv
Paris, France131 contributions
In love with Annecy
Dec 2020 • Family
There cannot be less than 5 stars.I am totally in love with Annecy.The snow fall is adding to the beauty.
Written December 31, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,772 contributions
Charming Old Town
Jan 2020 • Solo
Really loved this beautiful old town and especially the reflection of it in the waters on a clear blue day. It was a great place to take a stroll and admire the architecture. There were also lots of restaurants in the old town.
Written December 26, 2020
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Survivory
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg846 contributions
Beautiful old town in a stunning location
Oct 2020
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.
Written October 24, 2020
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Audrey2013_13
Basel, Switzerland1,675 contributions
Great day discovering a new town
Oct 2020 • Family
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.
Written October 21, 2020
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Sarah C
Hinckley, UK10 contributions
Beautiful old town
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a spectacular little town Annecy is. The mountains as a backdrop and beautiful flowers everywhere. Plenty of really cool market stools too.
Written September 9, 2020
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charbs1
Beirut, Lebanon274 contributions
Nice place for a photo
Jul 2020
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
Written September 2, 2020
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Anosizato102
Antananarivo, Madagascar878 contributions
Just magnificent
Aug 2020 • Family
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.
Written August 21, 2020
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VanHelsing007
Geneva87 contributions
Too crowded for older generations
Aug 2020
This is one of the most delightful places in Europe which I have visited many times over the last six decades. Unfortunately it has become so popular that it should only be visited out of the holiday season and not at weekends. On a sunny Tuesday in August it was packed to the extent that it was impossible to walk along the canals and bridges without very close contact with hundreds of people. At my advanced age I felt quite endangered - be warned!
Written August 4, 2020
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HollyLinda
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg70 contributions
Too many people not respecting the social distancing
Jul 2020 • Couples
We stayed for an afternoon, but there were just so many people, most not caring to wear a mask. Nice small streets, arcades in some with the shops, castle above. Ice cream vendors having long lines of people to wait upon, one pressed to the next, nobody seeming to care about Covid-Sars19.
A horrible nightmare for anybody working in a hospital but a nice small ancient part of town.
Written July 27, 2020
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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland12,840 contributions
Outstanding
Jul 2020 • Family
If you are in Annecy a visit to the old city is a definite must.

Wonderful buildings, little canals, many bars and restaurants and a vibrating lifestyle made our stay unforgettable.

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Written July 19, 2020
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