Saturday, October 25, 2008

Annecy (9/30)

Located 22 miles south of Geneva, Annecy is a well preserved, gorgeous Medieval city.

The Palais de l'Isle (old prison), was built in the 12th century. It is the symbol of the town and is most photographed image of Annecy.

Annecy is twinned with:
* Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany

* Cheltenham, United Kingdom

* Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

* Venice, Italy
It is a very stylish city with many fashionable shops and restaurants. We spotted a Subway in Annecy. We had a few when I lived in England, but I wouldn't have expected to find them in France. I was curious to know if they used the same bread as in the US (they do in the UK), or if the French would demand firmer baguettes in which they were more accustomed to. However, I was not curious enough to actually find out. We also spotted a McDonalds. Not pictured - for obvious reasons.

I couldn't resist stuffing my pockets with left over bread from lunch to take back to the moorhen that I had made friends with earlier that morning. In the process, attracted two swans and some ducks. Hey, when away from home, do as the tourists will do!

For more information on Annecy, please click the following link: http://www.annecy.fr/

2 comments:

Jane King said...

This place looks amazing! I would love to go there. But twinned with Cheltenham?! They have subway in stratford now not sure how long its been there and i havent ever been in! The water again looks lovely as do your ducky friends! By the way you look really slim in that photo!! Not that i have ever seen you fat :-)

Amy Jemima said...

It is probably the prettiest place I've even been to. Could have spent all day wandering around with my camera. Haves loads more of Annecy from another day that I haven't even touched yet. Yes, twinned with Cheltenham - can you believe it? The water was beautiful and I had to be pulled away from my feathered friends. Thanks :-) Have probably lost weight since the last time I saw you, but then again I always think I'm smaller than I am!