Annecy

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Annecy is an alpine town in southeastern France, where Lake Annecy feeds into the Thiou River. It’s known for its Vieille Ville (old town), with cobbled streets, winding canals and pastel-colored houses. Overlooking the city, the medieval Château d’Annecy, once home to the Counts of Geneva, contains a museum with regional artifacts such as Alpine furniture and religious art, plus a natural history exhibit.

Lac d'Annecy

Lac d'Annecy (English: Lake Annecy) is a perialpine lake in Haute-Savoie, the third largest lake in France. It is known as Europe's cleanest lake because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports. The lake was formed about 18,000 years ago, at the time the large alpine glaciers melted. It is fed by many small rivers from the surrounding mountains (Ire, Eau morte, Laudon, Bornette and Biolon), and from a powerful underwater source, the Boubioz, which enters at 82 m depth.

Haute-Savoie

Haute-Savoie is a region in the Alps of eastern France. The many ski resorts in the Mont Blanc mountain range include popular Chamonix, with access to a large area of ski and snowboard runs. Year-round cable cars ascend to peaks like Aiguille du Midi, which has panoramic views. Northwest is Flaine, a ski resort with trails, modern architecture and open-air sculptures by Pablo Picasso and Jean Dubuffet.

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