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  • The prefecture of Haute-Savoie is one of the country's major tourist sites. It has to be said that the medieval city, curled up in the hollow of its large lake lined with villages and fortresses and with a backcloth of the Alps providing some of the most spectacular views, makes up one of the most romantic images of the Alps. 
A pleasant holiday spot offering a whole host of activities (from sailing ...
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  • Venice isn't the only city built on water; Annecy also has its gondolas. If it's the irresistible Italian charm you're after, you might be interested to know that Annecy is in fact also known as the Venice of the Savoie region.
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  • The lake, also known as the Blue Lake, spans some 17 miles and provides a truly unique setting which is home to some unrivalled flora and fauna.
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  • This walkway is located on the shores of Lake Annecy at the entrance to the Vassé canal. Legend has it that two lovers kissing in the middle of the bridge will be together for life.
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  • Whether it's paragliding, hang-gliding, or bungee-jumping you're into, thrill seekers will be in their element at Lake Annecy!
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  • Winter in Annecy brings with its some spectacular views, with the mountains providing the backdrop to the city. If it's skiing you're after, head for the cross-country slopes on the plateau.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination France

The prefecture of Haute-Savoie is one of the country's major tourist sites. It has to be said that the medieval city, curled up in the hollow of its large lake lined with villages and fortresses and with a backcloth of the Alps providing some of the most spectacular views, makes up one of the most romantic images of the Alps.
A pleasant holiday spot offering a whole host of activities (from sailing to hiking), Annecy is also an ideal starting point for discovering the land of Savoie, its art of living, and its sublime landscapes.

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