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Annecy is a city in France- région Rhônes-Alpes- département Haute-Savoie.
Close to Geneva, Lyon and Grenoble, the town is located between its lake and mountains.
Annecy has a preserved medieval old town often known as the Venice of Alps. It's a quiet and peacefull city with 52000 inhabitants during most of the year (140 000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area). However, in summer and winter, population is growing a lot because of the tourism.
Annecy's interactive map for couchsurfers (Open it in a new window)
History of Annecy
More informations about the History of Annecy on the wikipedia:Annecy !
How to come
- Hitch Hiking
Hitch Hiking is pretty easy on every main ways. Just don't forget that the weather could be bad during the autumn and winter.
- By car
Road Network is quite important in the region. You can use the Motorway A41 but it's quite ewpensive. Check it on Viamichelin.com
- By plane
- By bus
- By train
Annecy's station could be the easiest way to come (especially from Lyon, Grenoble and Geneva). You can book on www.voyages-sncf.com
- By monkey
Never seen it yet. But why not ???
Best places to have a drink or a meal
Of course it is very subjective. But here are places we like... and why
Le Comptoir de la Folie Ordinaire is a small pub with casual atmosphere, art exhibitions and sometimes free concerts. It opens everyday from 6pm to 2:30am
Le Munich is one of the biggest pub in Annecy.
- Fast foods
Quick is the only burger restaurant in the city center
There are a lot of kebabs restaurants in town. Best are Ali Baba and Istambul Doner Kebab
You can buy sandwiches in most of bakeries and many sandwich shops are open during the summer in the old town
Entertainment, sports and activities
- Ski resorts
- Mountain biking
- Kite surfing and kite skiing (Check out the Semnoz ski resort website)
Cultural places to go
More informations about the places to visit in Annecy on the wikivoyage:Annecy !
There are about 30 active couchsurfers in the City.
Here is a list couchsurfers who are and/or want to get involved.
In Case of Emergency
- Police Station: 04 50 52 32 00
- Gendarmerie (another kind of police, better): 04 50 09 47 47
- Hospital: 04 50 63 63 63
- Fireman Station: 18 or 112
- Emergency Doctor: 0 800 21 17 76
- Youth hostel 1 (nearby the city center): 04 50 45 34 81
- Youth hostel 2 (in the mountain over the old town): 04 50 45 33 19