Last summer, I dropped by Annecy on my way from Lyon to Geneva. This place was mentioned many times by locals when I stayed in Lyon. When they talked about Annecy, I could see excited glow on their faces: indeed, if you understand southern French’s idyllic fantasy, Annecy is the right place with no doubt.

Near the Lake Annecy, here is the busiest area full of tourists and shops.

Near the Lake Annecy, here is the busiest area full of restaurants and shops. (@Fashionmimo)

If you decide to depart from Lyon, trains and buses are both available. Personally I would suggest you to try the Blablacar( It’s the most popular and trusted ridesharing website in France, the bonus is you could make friends and understand more about your destinations when sharing the journey with friendly local people. One hour drive, 5 euro costs, I cannot ask for more 🙂

I just spent a day here ,so I didn’t explore much about this place. But if you are also with a tight schedule, the Lake Annecy would be very nice for a one-day trip. Walk along the lake and the river, have some seafood in the restaurants… If you want a better view of the landscape, renting a boat and relaxing on the lake would be perfect.

The Lake Annecy

The Lake Annecy (@Fahionmimo)



Also, the Annecy Castle and Palais de l’Isle are famous sights for those who wanna explore more. (@Fashionmimo)




  1. May 27, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    You’re quite right to recommend Annecy. It’s a little dream getaway even for just an hour…or better still for the day!

    • May 27, 2015 / 8:03 pm

      Indeed! What a pity I didn’t visit the castles tho…

  2. June 3, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    I looked at going to Annecy but choose Chamonix instead – I don’t regret it but Annecy looks like an amazing place!

    • June 3, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you for liking this. I haven’t been to Chamonix but the mountain looks awesome. Annecy is a nice place with perfect lake view, next time maybe you should have a look 😀

  3. September 20, 2015 / 12:48 am

    this city is just so cute , went there for a day few years ago , i loved it !

    • September 20, 2015 / 12:50 am

      Same here, miss those great views and nice restaurants.

  4. October 12, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Love your blog and pictures are just amazing. Keep up the good work 🙂

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