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Sitting on the northern shore of the lake of Annecy with a picturesque backdrop of mountains, the town is probably best known for hosting festivals, especially the International Festival of Animated Films each June.
Annecy (Haute-Savoie) mini guide
Situated on the lake of Annecy, in the Aravis mountain range, the location is picturesque and breathtaking. Known as the Venice of Savoie due to the medieval town centre which is built around a 14th Century Chateau being dissected by canals and streams from the fresh water lake.
Annecy meets a number of differing needs. It is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility but is also a hive of activity for those who require sporting activities and festivals. It has a number of historical monuments, including the Palais de l'Isle - the "old prison".
There is a full calendar of events scheduled each year with the best known probably being the International Festival of Animated Films held annually in June. Films in the competition are shown in various theatres in the town with free giant-screen showings every evening on the Paquier.
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|Department:||The Rhone Alps (SE France) > Rhone Alps > Haute-Savoie >|
|Location:||East of central France on the northern shore of Lac Annecy between Geneva and Grenoble|
Annecy is easy to reach by air with direct flights from all major cities in Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry or Geneva, where a train connection to Annecy is available several times a day. Fly to France with Air France or Fly BE
There are direct TGV services from Paris, Geneva, or Lyon. Book a train to France
|Tourist information website:||http://www.lac-annecy.com/index_gb.php|
|Tourist information contact email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tourist information switch board number:||+33 (0)4 50 45 00 33|
|Tourist information address:||1, rue Jean Jaurès, 74000 Annecy|
|Quick links to accommodation:||Accommodation near Annecy (Haute-Savoie) - Hotels in Annecy (Haute-Savoie)|