Hello, and Happy New Year All. I can’t actually believe we are in MARCH! These last two months since Christmas have most definitely flown by!
So, this year, I decided to spend my Christmas at home with my family again, but being me, I couldn’t stay still for the whole break. So I booked a trip to Lake Annecy!!….
And what a BEAUT that place is!!!
Just 30 minutes from Geneva Airport, Annecy is located just over the Swiss border in France. I’ve put together a short list of things to do if you’re planning a trip to Annecy. As I visited in winter, I guess this is really part 1 of my Annecy blog. I am SO looking forward to going back for Spring/Summer! Yes I’ve booked the flights…. Twice!
This Lake is absolutely spectacular! With the most incredible views of the mountain , this is an absolute must visit if you are passing through to the French Alps. Having a coffe over looking the Lake, or just coming to sit down on one of its many piers, the lake is a great way to spend the afternoon relaxing and soaking up the winter rays. Not to mention, it’s possibly the most peaceful Lake. A true mini wonder of the Alps.
Annecy town is pretty much the cutest town I’ve visited. With it’s canals, little shops, side walks and historical buildings, this little town has so so so much character and beauty, and the deserts are INCREDIBLE! I’m still waiting to try some tasty treats, however, what I did manage to get my hands on was the best Hot Choc and Macaroons in the world! Take a look… and if you’re about, definitely stop by at Au Fidele Berger.
As I visited in Winter, I was warmly welcomed by the buzzing Christmas Market near the old side of the town. With a back drop of snow topped mountains, this market pretty much tops getting merry with a glass of mulled wine!
The Alps (SKIING)
If you’re a keen Skier, then you’ve probably already visited the Alps during the winter season. Annecy is just 2 hours away from the well known Val d’isere and Tinges Ski resorts. I was so surprised as to how easy it was to take a short ski trip from Annecy. Airbnb – my all-time favourite hotel/apartment Guru – did not fail to impress this time. We managed to stay in a gorgeous House/Chalet. Comfy beds, great hosts and a cosy log fire, and even the morning drive to the mountains was breathtaking.
I feel as though the trip went way too quickly, as usual. I am visiting again later this year, so I will share more about this gorgeous town then, as I am more than certain there will be much more to talk about.
If you’re looking for a quiet trip, with picturesque views, great people and tonnes of good food, then definitely put Annecy on your bucket list of places to visit.
Peace and Love, Nicola xxx