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France can be difficult for vegetarians, lake Annecy is no different, may be even a little worse. Find out what the expert has to say on how to get by on a vegetarian cuisine.

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July is the start of the peak holiday season on lake Annecy. With average temperatures normally well above 30C it offers everything you would expect from a true summer holiday. A clear, blue alpine sky, warm temperatures well into the night, outdoor dining and all the water based activities you can imagine.

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How many days fresh powder can you have skiing anywhere? Correct, the answer is depending on where you go, how often and how much it snows. Given that you can’t influence the weather, the only choice you have is where to go. If you commit to one ski resort you get what you are given. [...]

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Last Saturdays edition of the FT had a feature on lake Annecy, real estate trends, property prices and some general information about the region. Probably worth a read if you are thinking of buying near lake Annecy. Richard Holledge,  the very friendly journalist, writing the piece for the FT, rung me up a few weeks [...]

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After a 50 years absence, the Tour de France returns to Annecy. On wonders why? Having said so, the tour always passes somewhere nearby. Last few years stages included Col de la Forclaz, Gran Bornand, Thones, La Clusaz and some of the mountain passes nearby. Now I am not a great fan of the Tour. [...]

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Magic 4 test Flight during a nice evening at the Annecy Lake (France)

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There are many great landmarks around lake Annecy from where you can enjoy a birds eye view of the lake. Non more spectacular than the Tournette 2351m, the highest peak along lake Annecy and an ever present, imposing feature when you drive along the the lake’s west side. To get up the Tournette, you will [...]

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Another gorgeous day on lake Annecy, too windy too paraglide and not enough time to go for a long hike. What about some save climbing near lake Annecy. Save climbing you may ask, does that exist? Let me introduce the concept of Via Ferrata to you. It is 4pm and I fancy some exercise on [...]

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Let me tell you about a spectacular hike I have done yesterday late afternoon. Got my mobile broadband connection going and I have been working all day from my house. True the views down to the lake and up the mountains nearby is still better than the ones from my office in London. However it [...]

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Today is market day in Doussard, the traditional village nearby my house. I always look forward going there to shop for some truly amazing fresh local (French local) produce. Today i am even more eagar as it is my first market visit this year and I am truly bored of UK supermarket food. The Doussard [...]

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