Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Stunning Sites of Annecy

Imagine taking a Disney village, adding a bit of Venetian charm, incorporating delectable French food and the Swiss mountain feel and voila, you have Annecy. This perfectly picturesque French village nestled near the mountains and lovely Lac d’Annecy has been one of the highlights of our trip. Parts of the village date back to the 13th century, and was even capital of the region in the 14oo’s.

We had the great fortune of travelling here via train on Saturday. (Luke was quite excited to ride the “CHOO CHOO”). I don’t think my words will adequately illustrate our outing, a picture is worth a thousand words right? So here is a pictorial sketch of our charming voyage through one of the most stunning cities in the world.

Luke and Daddy all ready for a trip 
Luke aptly studying train riding via
the expert Curious George 

Eating our way through Annecy, starting with a
quiche then a chocolate eclair 
Luke has a deep appreciation for fountains

I love my boys exploring the Vieille Ville (Old Town)

With the advancement of Calvinism in Geneva,
Annecy became the center for the Counter-
Reformation. Here is one of the beautiful
Catholic Cathedrals. 
"Please sir, no more funny business"
How could I not get a picture of the clown
getting a stern talking to from the local Police?
"Why Not Leather" 
The beautiful river that runs through the city
This is one of the most beautiful sites in the world!  
Chateau d'Annecy
Lac d'Annecy is one of the cleanest
lakes in all of Europe
The stunning hill top view


Honestly, can you get a more beautiful view?

This is very reminiscent of Venice

One of my favorite views in the city!

Of course we had to find a park and run around for a while. Luke had
quite a fun time charming all of the people around us

Everyone was out and about
enjoying the park

Mike and I have learned when there is
Nutella ice cream, you just say "YES!"
Our final view of the city

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful city! So enchanting. Now I really want to try Nutella ice cream too. :)