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August is where lake Annecy is at its warmest and general air temperatures at its hottest. Average temperatures are normally well above 30C and you need to find a shady place to avoid the hot afternoon sun.  A dip in the lake will offer welcome relieve any time during the day.  A vacancy in August [...]

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It might sound a sound a strange conclusion to draw. But when you consider the  thousands of people stranded abroad due to international flight cancellations, it makes sense to holiday on the shores of lake Annecy. Here is why I prefer to be stranded in Annecy. For once you can easily drive to lake Annecy.  [...]

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What is so nice about visiting Annecy in winter is that although I don’t ski, there seems to be an abundance of things to do as well as my favourite pastime of reading!  Nothing to re-energise yourself like sitting on a mountain in the sun with a hot chocolate and cosying up in a blanket [...]

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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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Why do I love to use lake Annecy as my base for skiing? For one I have property there, which surprisingly is empty most of the winter season. However there is another reason. Lake Annecy is within an hours drive of more than 10 major ski resorts. By choosing to drive I can pick the [...]

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Most holiday makers won’t think about airport transfers when organising a trip to lake Annecy. Partially because lake Annecy is within an days drive from the UK and for those who fly, Geneva airport offers plenty of car hire options. However here is a thought. You can fly to Geneva and get an airport transfer [...]

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Given that I have travelled forwards and backwards to and from lake Annecy over the past 10 years, here is my take on the cheapest way to get lake Annecy from the UK. I kind of ignore convenience, speed of travel and personal preferences. If you visit lake Annecy you should ideally have some means [...]

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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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