With orientation over and school and my internship starting on Monday, I decided to take advantage of my last weekend before returning to college student reality by taking a day trip to Annecy, France! Known as the Venice of the Alps, Annecy is just a short bus ride away from Geneva and a perfect way to spend a Saturday.
My first impression of Annecy was that it was very similar to Geneva but looked like a mix between Venice and Copenhagen. With its canals, pastel houses, cafes, and boutiques, Annecy is the epitome of a charming French town. We spent our morning wandering around the lovely Old Town (Vieille Ville), which was absolutely beautiful!
In typical tourist fashion, we decided to paddle boat on the lake. It was a relaxing break in the middle of the day, and we managed to enjoy the breeze and sunshine before it started raining.
After grabbing lunch and some shopping in the mall, we made our way over to Le Palais des Glaces for dessert, because if it’s rated #1 on TripAdvisor, you have to go, right?! I was craving both gelato and macarons and couldn’t decide which one to get, but it turns out they had a macaron flavored gelato!!! THERE IS SUCH A THING. MY LIFE IS MADE.
They say Paris looks prettier in the rain, and I think the same could be said for Annecy!
Every time I travel somewhere new, my wanderlust gets stronger. With school and work starting I will definitely be much busier, but absolutely plan on traveling on the weekends. Here’s to many, many more adventures 🙂