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What to see and do near Annecy

Annecy, the alpine capital of Haute Savoie, is the jewel of the Savoy alps. It’s famous for its mint-blue lake, medieval architecture, timeworn cobbled streets …

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The ultimate guide to Annecy

Annecy is everything a French alpine city should be – fairy tale pretty, historic, cultural, friendly and utterly delicious. Janine Marsh falls head over heels …

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Where to eat out in Annecy

There are many reasons to go to Annecy and one that might be less well-known (for now, get in quick while you can) is gastronomy. …

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Cycling Lake Annecy and the Annecy Mountains

Cycling Lake Annecy: I can think of few places that are more joyful to ride around than Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie. The sparkling lake, backed …

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What to see and do in Isère, southern France

Majestic mountains, beautiful skies reflected in glistening, translucent turquoise lakes – Isère is a little piece of heaven on earth where you can get away …

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Take to the Silk Road in the Ardèche

Discover the silk road of the Ardèche in southern France where silk mills were once a vital part of life. A rugged landscape with its …

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L’Armancette Hôtel Chalets & Spa, St-Gervais-les-Bains

Armancette Hotel, which opened in July 2019, is nestled in the tranquil and authentic village of Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce, about five miles from the stunning spa town …

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Thones Haute-Savoie | Oodles of Alpine Charm

Thônes is just 20km from Annecy and on the doorstep of the winter sports resorts of La Clusaz, Grand-Bornand and Manigod. This buzzing, vibrant mountain …

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Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Annecy

Seeming to float in the mountains above the crystal clear Lake of Annecy, the fairy tale pretty castle of Menthon-saint-Bernard has witnessed 1000 years of …

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What to see and do in Manigod Haute-Savoie

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” So said the great …

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