Of course, the reason to visit many of the towns in France is the Old Town. And, the Annecy Old Town is no exception.
Situated as it is on the banks of Lac Annecy, and with canals running through its heart, the Annecy Old Town is as picturesque as any you are likely to visit. Colorful restaurants along the canals or ringing the squares. Flower boxes overflowing with a cascading riot of floral finery.
Annecy Old Town Farmers Market
We actually discovered the Annecy Old Town Farmers Market quite by accident. We were on our way to a nearby bike shop to rent a pair of bikes for the day.
As luck would have it, we barged right into the market without realizing it. Funny how that happens when your out and about discovering a new place.
What an absolutely bewildering display of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads, and baked goods. The aromas and the sounds were simply amazing, to use Jodi’s words.
She was so taken by the whole seen, that she actually had tears of joy. We are not unfamiliar with farmer’s markets as our former home town, Seattle, has a quite well known one. Pike’s Place Farmers Market is something of an institution in Seattle, but doesn’t compare to the one in Annecy.
Annecy Old Town: Places to Stay
Listed below are few hotels to investigate if you are looking to stay in the heart of things in the old town. And, honestly? Why wouldn’t you want to find a cozy place with lots of atmosphere in the center of it all.
This hotel is located as near the water as you can get in Annecy, I think. It sits right across the street a lovely waterside park. With views of the mountains and lake from some of the rooms, and steps from the old town center, it is hard to beat the Splendid Hotel, particularly since the remodel.
Situated right in the heart of the historic old town of Annecy, the Alexandra Hotel is found about halfway between the waterfront and the train station.
This is a great valued hotel that is quite comfortable. The rooms are plain, but clean and comfortable.