Historic center of Annecy
Les belle fenêtres…pretty windows… we discovered them everywhere we looked in the gorgeous city of Annecy bordering the French Alps.
Annecy is one of those towns where you feel completely surrounded by the beauty of France – majestic châteaus, flower-lined canals, and a crystal-blue lake that extends as far as the eye can see. And then there are those pretty windows on seemingly every corner you turn. Sometimes it’s the small details that capture the heart of a place.
After spending 5 days in Annecy, you catch yourself thinking, I could live here… I could really live here. I already had my favorite café, boulangerie, and mid-week bistro picked-out. Not to mention our 4 trips to renowned pâtisserie Philippe Rigollot … and let’s just forget about all these other charming distractions, a trip to this pastry-heaven is reason enough to visit Annecy.
Annecy is a stone’s throw from the Swiss border, and after we had a quick look at the real estate prices, we realized we weren’t the only love-sick tourists in town. Think Côte d’Azur …lake-side.
I contemplated how to transform myself into a well-heeled investment banker from Geneva, but ultimately felt content to know that our dear Annecy is just a short TGV-ride away and likely to become one of our favorite vacation destinations.
And with the regional specialities consisting of cheese, cheese, and more cheese… washed down with a side of sausage & potatoes, I think I’m more than happy with that plan. Eating a heaping plate of tartiflette in the middle of summer? … priceless.