Enjoying Annecy

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June 1st 2019
Published: June 2nd 2019
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Spent this beautiful day enjoying Annecy. Started the day with a pain au chocolate from the bakery - a 1 min walk from our door. Everything baked on site with a great selection of breads and other goodies. About as authentic French as you can get. Probably a good thing we're only here for 4 days.

Took a nice walk along the river that flows from Lake Annecy. Saw more of the "new" town. Very peaceful park setting and the path went forever. Once you leave the town proper fishing is allowed in the river and they even had small piers setup for wheelchair access to fish!

Lunch was a special treat at a very nice brasserie recommended by the lady from whom we rented the flat. We had a great salad and a regional speciality, tartiflette - Jackie says think of scalloped potatoes on steriods - with a local cheese and ham. Delightful!

Some more strolling and watching boats on the lake. A relaxing day as we get ready to head to Chamonix tomorrow morning. It snowed in Chamonix last week so this next step may be a bigger weather transition.

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More charming canalsMore charming canals
More charming canals

The water in the canals and the lake is crystal clear.

Sitting on a bench on the side of the river - about a 10 min. walk from the old city.
A very special lunchA very special lunch
A very special lunch

A luncheon splurge! Tartiflette - a traditional Savoie dish Salade fine de Savoie Both were exceptional - a very light dinner tonight
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Grocery shopping

Lots of fun grocery shopping - thought Nate might like these!

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