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And yet it’s not Venice! Who is this lovely town? [photo]

The city of Annecy is located between Geneva and Chambery, in the area Haute-Savoie region of eastern France, and the story begins from the 10th century, when it was founded by the princes of Savoy in the centre of the homonymous lake.Today is one of the most popular alpine destinations but also one of the most photographed towns in France, which has received the nickname “Venice of France, and for good reason.Impressive channels connecting the areas between them, picturesque houses and shops spread out along the lake, while the historic monument, Palais de l’ile which dominates in the center, built in the water, is the trademark of the city.An important cultural centre, organizes every year in June the famous Annecy International Animation Film Festival, gathering a crowd, being in many respects one of the most tourist destinations of the region.The Αnnecy racing with the claims of Venice due to the natural landscape, it’s a lot like the well-known Italian city, but also because of the popularity among the stars of Hollywood that make here a stand in winter and summer.Lively and fun city that never calms down, Annecy has an additional important advantage: “The sun never sets before 10, and the images are interchanged each other with incredible speed,” say the residents. As long as you have a good camera and to be always alert…

The city of Annecy is located between Geneva and Chambery, in the region…
Haute-Savoie region of eastern France, and the story begins from the 10th century, when it was founded by the princes of Savoy in the centre of the homonymous lake.
Today is one of the most popular alpine destinations but also one of the most photographed towns in France, which has received the nickname “Venice of France, and for good reason.
Impressive channels connecting the areas between them, picturesque houses and shops spread out along the lake, while the historic monument, Palais de l’ile which dominates in the center, built in the water, is the trademark of the city.

An important cultural centre, organizes every year in June the famous Annecy International Animation Film Festival, gathering a crowd, being in many respects one of the most tourist destinations of the region.
The Αnnecy racing with the claims of Venice due to the natural landscape, it’s a lot like the well-known Italian city, but also because of the popularity among the stars of Hollywood that make here a stand in winter and summer.
Lively and fun city that never calms down, Annecy has an additional important advantage: “The sun never sets before 10, and the images are interchanged each other with incredible speed,” say the residents. As long as you have a good camera and to be always alert…

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