Old Town of Annecy

The Old Town of Annecy (le Vieil Annecy) is the most visited part of the city. It is located at the mouth of the Thiou river, an effluent of Lake Annecy on the way to the Fier River. It developed starting in the 12th century when Annecy became the capital of the County of Geneva. Its most famous sights are the Castle, the Palais de l’Ile (which served as a court and a jail) and the canals. It is a pedestrian-only area and is host to many restaurants and shops, as well as a large market every Sunday morning.

Above, Palais de l’Ile.

Big dog @ Old City of Annecy

Old City of Annecy @ Annecy

Old City of Annecy @ Annecy

Old City of Annecy @ Annecy

Old City of Annecy

Old City of Annecy @ Annecy

Above, the Castle. It now serves as a museum.

Above, temporary exhibition about birds inside the castle.

Above, small aquarium in the castle.


Above, Basilique de la Visitation at the foot of the Semnoz.


Above, Palais de l’Ile.

Above, jail cell inside the Palais de l’Ile.

Above, Thiou river.

Old City @ Annecy

Old City of Annecy

Old City of Annecy

Above, Eglise Saint-François de Sales.

Old City @ Annecy

Above, Eglise Notre-Dame de Liesse.

Sunset @ Old City of Annecy

Sunset @ Old City of Annecy

Above, sunset.

Sunset @ Old City of Annecy

Above, Mont Veyrier from the Old Town.

Sunset @ Old City of Annecy

Sunset @ Old City of Annecy

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