Annecy, Rhône-Alpes, France “Venice of Alpes”


Annecy is the largest city of Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 kilometers (22 mi) south of Geneva. With its location between lake and mountains, Annecy is nicknamed the “Pearl of French Alps” in the French geographer Raoul Blanchard’s (4 September 1877 – 24 March 1965) monograph. It is also called the “Venice of the Alps”.

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