Why you must include Annecy on your France itinerary [video]

Restaurants line Annecy's main canal Restaurants line Annecy's main canal

If you love beautiful old towns, canals, mountains and lakes, then a couple of days in Annecy must be on your itinerary when visiting France. If you’re not impressed by these natural and man made surroundings you’re hard to please!

This beautiful 14th century medieval town has something for everyone, big and small alike, with great architecture, water activities, mountain hiking and walks, pushbikes to hire and beautiful restaurants and bars to eat and drink.

In fact, if paragliding is your thing, then Annecy is the place for you. The Annecy basin is home to one of the world’s eminent paragliding locations, and the city hosts many international competitions, including the 2012 World Cup.

The canals add beauty to an already beautiful town

The canals add beauty to an already beautiful town

Some of the more prominent sites include the former palace-turned-prison Palais d’Isle, located on an island between the two main canals; St Maurice Church; and Annecy Castle on a hill overlooking the city. But if you just wander about the old town for a couple of days you’ll see everything and have a lovely, relaxing experience.

Watch a short video of our time spent in the beautiful city of Annecy, France.

MUSIC: “Malta” by Superhumanoids

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