Annecy seems to be a firm favourite for the French traveller but you’d be hard pressed to find many other nationalities here.
This little known town is filled with pastel coloured winding streets and is bursting with charm. The town is nestled amongst the French Alps next to Lake Annecy. There are various grass ‘beaches’ dotted around and the water is (just about) warm enough to swim in!
I could have spent hours wandering the streets here and looking at the various patisseries.
We took the bus from Geneva airport to Annecy which took around an hour and stops in the centre of the town. There are some great restaurants in Annecy but they take a bit more looking for. The busy touristy restaurants that line the water offer average and overpriced food. We walked a little out of the main tourist area where we found much more for our money at places like Poivron Bleu.
Annecy isn’t a particularly cheap place to go to but can be done a budget if you avoid the touristy areas. Everything is within walking distance so there’s no need to spend money on transport once you’re there.