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Annecy: The Venice of the Alps

2013 French Project: Annecy, France
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Corrinah Schaefer

on 20 March 2013

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Annecy: "The Venice of the Alps" Lisette Schaefer Quand il fait beau, on peut se promener au bord du Lac Annecy.
Il y a beaucoup de visiteurs qui viennent a voir les Alpes.
Vous pouvez faire du velo et de la natation.
Par la, les gens parlent francais et allemand. Annecy est Vraiment Sensass A Turbulent History 13th-16th century castle above the town.
Once a home to the Count of Geneva.
Museum that shows traditional Savoyard arts and crafts. Chateau d'Annecy Bailey, Rosemary. Eyewitness Travel: France. New York: DK Publishing Inc. 1994. Page 390-391.
"Annecy: A Brief History." Annecy Rentals. 7 Feb. 2013. 5 Mar. 2013. <http://www.annecyrentals.co.uk/index_files/Page403.htm>
"Annecy, Venice of Savoie." France Monthly. 2 Jan. 2013. 5 Mar. 2013. <http://www.francemonthly.com/n/0901/index.php#article2> Works Cited Geographical location has caused Annecy to suffered many invasions over the centuries.
The medieval town dates back to 3,100 BC.
One of the oldest settlements in the northern French Alps.
After the end of the Count of Geneva line of power (during the 10th century), the Count of Savoie had control.
For many years Annecy was ruled by Sicilians, Scardinians, Spanish, and Austrians.
Austrian rule ended when the King offered France the Savoie providence in exchange for military help.
In April of 1860, the French Empire owned the Savoie region and divided it into two regions, the Savoie region and the Haute region.
Annecy is the capital of the Savoie region. Modern Day Annecy: Sights and Activities Population: 50,000
Intertwined with ancient canals and lined with medieval houses and arched alleyways.
Lake Annecy is the cleanest lake in Europe.
Geranium covered bridges.
Beautiful places to see the Alps in the morning mist.
During the winter you can go dog sledding and stay in igloo villages.
Champ de Mars is a popular park across the Canal du Vasse.
The Vieille Ville and Chateau d'Annecy are very strong attractions.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcel-more/61873440/in/photostream/ Vielle Ville Includes narrow streets and passageways.
Retains much of the 17th century appearance.
On the central island is the Palais de l'Isle was once a prison.
Build in 1132 as a castle.
Located in the center of the Thiou canal.
Went from being a house, to administration headquarters, courthouse, a mint, and finally a jail.
Holds all the local history of Annecy
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