Walk along Lake Annecy

Starting at the Petit Port in Annecy-le-Vieux, I walked along the north shore of Lake Annecy until the Port des Marquisats.

Above, Montagne d’Entrevernes in the Bauges mountains.

Above, boardwalk at the Petit Port.

Above, in the Jardin de l’Hôtel Impérial Palace.

Above, Plage d’Albigny and Parmelan.

Above, Mont Veyrier and Mont Baret.

Above, Semnoz.

Above, Plage de l’Impérial.

Above, in Parc Charles Bosson.

Above, Eglise Sainte-Bernadette.

Above, people in the Pâquier.

Above, Old Town.

Above, statue of Saint-François de Sales in front of the Second Monastère de la Visitation.

Above, La Tournette hidden by clouds.

Above, sailboat moored at the Port des Marquisats.

Above, tour boats, on the way back.

Above, Canal du Vassé at the Pont des Amours.


Walk along Lac du Bourget: From Bourget-du-Lac to Aix-les-Bains

Starting from the Savoie Technolac in Bourget-du-Lac, I walked on the Voie Verte along Lac du Bourget towards Aix-les-Bains. On the way, I made a detour through Base de Loisir des Mottets in Viviers-du-Lac.

Above, Marina.

Above, in Base de Loisir des Mottets.

Above, beach on Lac du Bourget.

Above, child swans.

Above, stormy Lac du Bourget.

Above, Lamartine commemoration stone at Cap des Séselets.

Above, looking towards Dent du Chat.

Above, Compagnie du Chemin de Fer Victor-Emmanuel.

Above, Château de Bonport being demolished.

Above, tour train in Aix-les-Bains.

Above, Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard train station.

Réserve naturelle du Bout-du-Lac

The Réserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac is a nature reserve located south of Lake Annecy. It is a marshland where the Ire and Eau Morte rivers flow into the lake. I was there a few years ago, in a rush since it was raining heavily. This time, there was a really nice weather and I could take my time.

Above, Montagne du Charbon, from the entrance of the park.

Above, Dents de Lanfon.

Above, Ire river.

Above, Lake Annecy.

Above, rock quarry on the Taillefer.

Above, Bauges mountains.

Above, going up the Tour de Beauvivier.

Above, view from the tower.

Above, Taillefer and Montagne d’Entrevernes.

Above, Eau Morte river.

Parc Georges Valbon (Parc de la Courneuve)

Parc Georges Valbon (aka Parc de la Courneuve) is a huge park (417 ha) in Seine-Saint-Denis. After my visit to the Basilica of Saint-Denis, I walked to the park and spent the rest of the day there, until sunset. The weather was really nice and the park looked great in fall colors.

Above, geese.

Above, large concrete sculpture.

Above, Grand Lac (Great Lake).

Above, the top of that hill has a nice viewpoint on the park.

Above, at the top of the hill.

Above, on the bridge crossing the train tracks.

Above, Cascades.

Above, mounds.

Above, view from the big mound, the highest point in the park.

Above, landing strip of Aéroport du Bourget.

Above, looking towards Paris. Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower can be seen.

Above, Vallon, covered with algae.

Above, crossing the train tracks on the way back.

Above, in the rose garden.

Above, shadow of the entrance gate in the setting sun.

Lac Daumesnil (Bois de Vincennes)

Lac Daumesnil is an artifical lake located in Bois the Vincennes, in east Paris.

Below, the lake in spring.

Above, coot.

Above, Temple of Love.

Above, grotto below the Temple of Love.

Above, swans.

Below, the park in late fall.

Above, feeding the birds.

Above, group of geese.

Above, pavilion of Cameroon built for the Paris Colonial Exhibition in 1931. Nowadays, it is a Buddhist temple (Pagode du Bois de Vincennes).

Above, Temple of Love on Island of Reuilly.

Above, duck.

Below, the lake in late summer. The path was infested with runners so I didn’t stay long that time.