In Annecy, make your way down narrow pedestrian streets to find artisanal boutiques, bakeries and Italian ice cream shops – you may even stumble upon an outdoor market. Then, head out to Lac d'Annecy, where you can sail or swim in the water – or, if you're feeling adventurous, hang-glide over it.

    Lovely Jardins de l'Europe Park, where the river meets the lake, allows for a peaceful stroll among the tall trees. Surrounding the town, you can enjoy unparalleled views of the lake and a uniquely tranquil atmosphere on a hike through the rolling hills of the French Alps.

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