If you are staying in Annecy but wish to discover more about the area, you can drive approximately 30 min to Aix-les-Bains and its lake called Bourget. It is bigger than Annecy’s lake but probably less crowded but very nice too. Aix-les-Bains, locally called Aix, is a commune in the Savoie department. Rising from the …

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Hike Pointe Percée

In this post, you will find photos of a Hike to Pointe Percée (Pierced Peak, so named because of this hole), I did not do it but a friend did agreed to share his photos with you. Hiking to the refuge is accessible to all but going further you will need to be an expert …

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Philippe Rigollot

Philippe Rigollot Pastry/Coffee shop in Annecy center is perfect for little break after touring or shopping in town. Philippe Rigollot was “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 2007 and World Champion Pastry Chef in 2005. He has a Coffee shop/Pastry/Chocolate in the Old Town (not far from Ibis Hotel and Place Ste Claire). The desserts are …

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