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Travel not to escape life but for life not to escape you

Annecy is the capital of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is located on the north shore of Lake Annecy, 35 km south of Geneva. Nicknamed the “Pearl of the French Alps” in Raoul Blanchard’s monograph describing its location between a lake and mountains, the city has a wonderful lakeside location and amazing view of the Alps. The city is also called “Venice of the Alps”, due to the idyllic canals and the river Thiu, which flows through the old town. Switching from the counts of Geneva’s dwelling in the 13th century, to the counts of Savoy’s in the 14th century, the city became Savoy’s capital in 1434 during the Genevois-Nemours prerogative until 1659. The annexation of Savoy merged the city with France in 1860.

The best time in our opinion to visit the city is on a Sunday morning when the city rests from its daily life and welcomes its visitors. In this article, we present six reasons why a Sunday morning walk in Annecy is something you will never forget.

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