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Annecy, a unique mountain village and host of Maxi-Race

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Featured image: The Thiou river crossing the town of Annecy. Credit: Rodrigo Lizama / Spartan Trail

Welcome to Annecy, a picturesque town nestled in the French Alps! Known as the “Venice of the Alps”, Annecy is surrounded by crystal-clear canals and charming old buildings that transport you back in time.

From the moment you arrive, you will be captivated by the beauty of Annecy. Take a stroll along the Pont des Amours, the Lover’s Bridge, and watch as couples lock their padlocks to symbolize their love. Explore the quaint shops and cafes in the old town, or take a boat ride on Lake Annecy, known for its shimmering turquoise waters.

View of the lake Annecy from Pont des Amours. Photo: Rodrigo Lizama.

Foodies will love the local Savoyard cuisine, including raclette, fondue, and tartiflette, all made with delicious melted cheese. To satisfy your sweet tooth, indulge in a delicate macaron or a decadent chocolate truffle.

View of the castle at Menthon-St.-Bernard. Photo: Rodrigo Lizama.

History buffs will delight in Annecy’s rich heritage. Climb the steps to the Chateau d’Annecy, once the residence of the Counts of Geneva, to take in breathtaking views of the town from above. The Palace of the Isle, a former prison now turned museum, reveals fascinating insights into Annecy’s medieval past.

The mountains that sourround Annecy. Photo: Rodrigo Lizama.

Whether you’re here for Maxi-Race or looking for an adventurous vacation, Annecy has something for everyone. With its stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and friendly locals, this charming town will leave a lasting impression on you. 

Come visit Annecy, and let the magic of this special place enchant you!

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