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Lake Annecy has always had my vote. After all the setting is stunning and it been on the top of the list for the cleanest lakes in Europe for many years. In a recent study, 12 lakes have been highlighted because they show nature at its most spectacular. Lake Annecy was on the list together with [...]

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A trip on Lake Annecy, France, by boat.

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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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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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A walking tour around Annecy Old Town and a look at the French Alps. May 2009

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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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Spring has arrived in April and lake Annecy springs to life. April normally coincides with the Easter breaks so life tends to be a little busier around the lake. April on lake Annecy brings you early spring sun, fairly warm weather, a colourful pallet of spring flowers and blooming trees. What differentiates lake Annecy from [...]

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