We absolutely loved our weekend trip to charming Annecy and canâ€™t wait to get back for a longer visit. The walks around the winding medieval streets and along the canals are beautiful and lovely Lake Annecy is just a short stroll away from the old town.
No visit to Annecy is complete without some shopping at the Sunday Market in Annecyâ€™s vielle ville (old town). The Michelin Green Guide calls it the best market in France. We were skeptical â€“ France has so many wonderful markets â€“ but after our Sunday of wandering the colourful stalls in the winding streets of this idyllic mountain town, we had to agree. The stalls are packed tight through the narrow streets of the old town, making foot traffic slow. But whoâ€™s in a rush with so many colours to delight the eye and delicacies to tempt the stomach?
Annecy Market by wilij
No visitor should leave Annecy without tasting the reblochon cheese for which the region is famous.Â Try it in the regional dish of tartiflette (ready for it? Potatoes, reblochon cheese, cream and lard. Yes- it is literally a block of cheese in your stomach, but itâ€™s delicious.) Fondue is another popular dish.
Annecy Market by www.pbase.com/scherrer
My tip is to spend some time in charming Annecy, enjoying the architecture, nature, hiking (ideal for walking off all that tartiflette!)Â and wonderful cuisine. This would also be an ideal base for exploring other lovely towns of the beautiful Haut Savoie region.