Yvoire, a  lovely medieval bourg, ideally situated on the expanse separating the “little lake” from the “great lake” of Lake Leman, still possesses some of the essential elemants of the fortifications of the 14th Century : the castle, doors, ramparts… Yvoire is next to Evian (the famous water from the Alps) and approximately 1h30 by

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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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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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Le Bel Abri

In the summer, you can enjoy Le Bel Abri, they have a lovely terrasse by the lake in Albigny petit port at the bottom of Mont Veyrier. The cuisine is made with fresh local products and they served French cuisine with a world wide touch. The plates are really beautiful and delicious. Chef Jérôme Fontaine

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