Weekend Trip to Annecy

Sometimes the places that take your breath away are the ones you’ve never even heard of. I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend 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!


annecy france canals

annecy france pont des amours

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.

le palais des glaces annecy france gelato

They say Paris looks prettier in the rain, and I think the same could be said for Annecy!

annecy france canals

Every time I travel somewhere new, my wanderlust gets stronger. The next few weeks are bound to get busier, but I absolutely plan on traveling on the weekends. Here’s to many, many more adventures. Thanks for following along! 🙂



3 thoughts on “Weekend Trip to Annecy

  1. Annecy looks beautiful indeed. Even though I’ve been to many cities in the Alps, Annecy is still missing. Your pictures make me want to go instantly. Thanks for these great impressions 🙂


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