Our photos taken during a week spent in Annecy


You would have probably noticed it on our Facebook or Instagram accounts, we went out of the Paris region to stay in the French Alps. A week spent in Annecy was some kind of a treat for our little family, especially in the Spring when fruit trees are in flowers. Here are a few photos taken in the Annecy region with strong rains storms one day, followed bbrilliant sunshine the next.

A week spent in Annecy in the French Alps

This week spent in Annecy was planned early this year. We had not been visiting the charming touristic town since April 2014 and it was such a beautiful treat to be back again. For those of you who do not know about the place, Annecy is located between Geneva and Chambéry in the French Alps and is famous for its pristine lake.

We’ve been taking hundreds – if not thousands! – of photos and it will take us weeks to sort them out. Fortunately I managed to pull out a few interesting shots taken during our outings. The sun did not always shine and the rain was falling heavily on some days, thus giving to the photos a certain mystical look.

If you have been visiting Annecy in the past please let us know about your stay by commenting below!

Alps of Annecy © French Moments

This was the view from our gîte on the day of arrival. You can see the mountains surrounding Lake Annecy © French Moments

Sunrise Annecy Region © French Moments

The same view but taken early in the morning at sunrise © French Moments

Rainbow Argonay © French Moments

Rainbows often appears after the rain! This is a consolation prize for the lack of sun. © French Moments

Field in Groisy Haute-Savoie © French Moments

Spring is in the air in the Annecy region. Photo taken in Groisy with the Prealps in the distance (massif des Bornes) © French Moments

Groisy Haute-Savoie © French Moments

Fruit trees in flowers, Groisy © French Moments

Thorens Glières 1 © French Moments

Between Spring and Winter at the village of Thorens-Glières © French Moments

Thorens Glières 2 © French Moments

A chalet in Thorens-Glières. Yes, we are in the Alps for sure! © French Moments

Our little girl in wonderland (Menthon Castle) © French Moments

Our little girl in wonderland (Menthon Castle) © French Moments

Rain falling near Menthon Castle © French Moments

Rain falling near Menthon Castle © French Moments

The fairy-tale castle of Menthon in the haze © French Moments

The fairy-tale castle of Menthon in the haze © French Moments

Mont-Blanc from Salève © French Moments

The Mont-Blanc, the Alps’ highest summit viewed from the Salève mountain. © French Moments

Geneva from Salève © French Moments

The city centre of Geneva (and Cathedral St. Peter) seen from the summit of Mont Salève © French Moments

Lake Annecy from Imperial © French Moments

Lake Annecy viewed from the Imperial Palace, Annecy on a rainy day © French Moments

Lakeshore Menthon © French Moments

The lakeshore in Menthon-Saint-Bernard on a rainy day © French Moments

Lake Annecy and Castle © French Moments

The castle of Annecy seen from the Jardin de l’Impérial © French Moments

Little Venice in Annecy © French Moments

The Little Venice in the old town centre of Annecy © French Moments

Tulips in Annecy © French Moments

Beautiful pink tulips in the Jardin de l’Europe, Annecy © French Moments

Annecy by night 2016 © French Moments

The Little Venice district of Annecy by night! © French Moments

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About Author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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