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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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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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Just picked the last of the cherries in my garden before the birds have them all. Not that it matters as the cherry tree in our garden produced lots of fruit this year throughout the entire June. You can never tell when the the cherry season start on lake Annecy. It very much depends when [...]

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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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It is June and summer starts early on lake Annecy.   The temperatures in June can rise to over 30C.  The lake water is getting warm enough for an early morning swim.  The snow on nearby peaks has now disappeared. It is summer in the valleys and spring conditions on the surrounding peaks.  Great for [...]

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Talking about lake Annecy

Last week I had to fly out to my lake Annecy holiday home again. This time unfortunately not for pleasure. My neighbour wants access to his building plot and he wants access through my back garden. As you can imagin a problem I could do without!! However in the middle of this doom and gloom [...]

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