Monday, March 10

Holiday feeling


The lake from Annecy lays 950kms South of The Hague in the French Savoy Alps, and is easily reachable by plane from Geneva. It is the second largest lake in France (after the Bourget lake). It is said to be "Europe's cleanest lake" because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is a popular tourist destination known for its swimming and water sports.

It is a stunning setting that combines beautiful mountains views with the feeling of a seaside resort. I spent there a great week in a wooden chalet, reading (we had no TV and obviously no Internet), walking, and eating lots of tartiflette, a local favourite in all the restaurants. Kids enjoyed it a lot as well as the proximity of family ski resorts allowed them to go sledging and build snowmen.

8 comments:

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Sounds like a great getaway. Nice view!

Corey Templeton said...

quite the view indeed!

Mike said...

Hello from New York! Very nice photos.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

What a beautiful photo.

You don't know what you're doing to me with this post! I haven't had tartiflette (made with reblochon) since we visited Annecy five years ago. I am crazy about reblochon. Oh, the food of Annecy... (and that white wine they make there, so good!).

Lezard said...

Very nice views indeed, I could stay hours staring at lake and mountains (obviously I do not have any mountain here in Holland!). Fenix, I did thought of you when I made my post, and absolutely wanted to post the recepee, just in case you would want to cook it (can you find Reblochon in Boston?).

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Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Yes, I can, but hubby isn't a fan of Reblochon (says it has an "aftertaste") so normally I use Port Salut (his favorite) when I make tartiflette. Sigh... ;)

George Townboy said...

So beautiful!