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May 21st, 2013 · 4 Comments

Annecy is a nice little city (~52,000) on the edge of the French Alps,  about 20 miles from Geneva,  Switzerland.  The area has been settled since around 100-200 AD, but the earliest architecture dates from the 1100’s.

palais isle
Dating from the 1100’s above is the “Island Palace”, in the middle of a canal.

Market Day
Today happened to be market day,  so I got to sit around while the girls browsed stalls full of fruit,  vegetables,  cheeses and trinkets. 

Three of our party don’t eat cheese,  and two of them just tolerate it,  which is a significant problem in France.  We often have to skip a restaurant because there is nothing on the menu without cheese. Of course,  I skip the dishes with escargot,  but it’s not much of a limitation since it’s easy to find dishes without snails.

Tomorrow we will rent a car and drive up into Switzerland for the day. 

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // May 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Not eat cheese?!?! Why, that’s unAmerican! 😉

    How did you get from Paris to Annecy? The picture looks like a lot of European cities, almost a bit Venetian, with the tight buildings and narrow streets and canals. It’s also quite colorful. And it looks like it was raining?

    Keep having a good time.

  • 2 Don // May 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    That must be terrible to not be able to eat cheese. Good thing they don’t live in Wisconsin either.

  • 3 Daryl // May 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    We took the high speed train from Paris to Annecy, at 185 MPH most of the way.

    We’ve had a couple of days of partly cloudy weather, but it looks like cold and rain are setting in. Thursday low forecast in the mid-30s. Snow in the nearby mountains where we were hoping to go.

  • 4 Mom // May 23, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Eat some cheese for me. Did you go to the Alps? I would love to see Heidi on the mountain, or will you stick to the urban areas?

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