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Annecy-le-Vieux is well known for its lake. I had already been there about fifteen years ago and chose to stay at a mountain inn to appreciate the famous lake and its landscapes but...I didn't go down to the town once.

 

Well, I went yesterday. For the first time. An unexpected place to stop for a late lunch on the way to the Savoie mountains. What a surprise! A small village full of people wondering along the cobblestone streets with plenty of medieval buildings on each bank of the narrow Thiou river that passed noisily throughout  town  and right in the middle the ‘Island Palace’, a small palace of the twelfth century.  The palace is illuminated in the evening for greater splendor.

 

There are many restaurants to choose from in Annecy. To  put an end to the afternoon of surprises, the Mayor's Office had prepared a Music and Light Show on the Hôtel de Ville building.

The pictures say something...

Parada perfecta!!! Annecy-le-Vieux es conocida por su lago. Mucha gente al igual que yo, la conoce hasta ahi. De hecho ya había estado hace unos quince años y para apreciar el famoso lago y sus paisajes, me alojé en una posada de montaña, pero... no bajé a la ciudad. 

Bueno, ayer fui. Un lugar inesperado para un almuerzo tardío en ruta hacia las montañas. Que sorpresa!! Una pequeña ciudad llena de gente en las calles con una cantidad de edificios medievales y calles empedradas entre las cuales pasa el rio Thiou y en el medio el Palacio de la Isla, un pequeño palacio del siglo XII,  que en la noche iluminan para mayor esplendor.

Hay muchos restaurantes entre los que escoger. Para terminar nuestra tarde de sorpresas, la Alcaldía tenía preparado un show de luces navideño sobre el edificio del Hotel de Ville. 

Las fotos les dirán algo...

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