My 4-day trip to Annecy was definitely one to remember. Despite the fluctuating weather, I could not get the beautiful lake views out of my head. The freezing but clear water, the beautiful mountains that tower over Annecy and of course, macaron-flavored icecream at Chez Poustache. We were going to go paragliding but the weather did not permit - not sure if I was bummed or secretly relieved.
Annecy is such a gorgeous and relaxing place. A small town, but tons to do, very friendly people and lots to eat!
Restaurants I would recommend are:
La Freti - traditional Suisse raclette and fondue. Be prepared to ban cheese from your diet for the next month or so though.La Porte Saint Claire - very traditional French food - I highly recommend the Sole and if you're a fan of frog legs, their grenouilles would not disappoint.
Chez Poustache - beautifully displayed ice-creams you would not mistake its flavor. Macaron, peche and pistache were my favorite flavors.
La Taverne de Maitre Kanter - been here twice. It's seafood platter is definitely one of the best I've tried with extremely fresh lobster and crab. Their desserts are also worth a try!
Activities I would recommend:
Paragliding - although we did not get a chance to go, I'm sure it would've been an incredible experience.
Boating on the lake - be it a motor boat or a pedal boat, either would give you incredible views of the lake. The best chill activity is to just sit in the middle of the lake, jump in the water when you feel like it and just to soak up nature!
Get lost - Annecy always reminded me of Venice. There are so many little antique shops where you could just browse all day. Everywhere you go is almost worth stopping to take a picture with its beautiful houses and balconies decorated with bright colorful flowers.
Have you been to Annecy? What did you think of it?