Walking Along The Canal du Thiou In Annecy, France Part I
Annecy is a town in the Rhone-Alps region dating from at least the eleventh century. Its history involves both the counts of Geneva and the princes of the House of Savoy and later it was conquered and absorbed by France.
The Old Town is not only a great place to visit, it's also a fantastic place to eat.
This watergate was designed by the engineer Sadi Carnot. We started at this point along the Canal du Thiou, and had a really great meal next to it, at the restuarant you can see there.
Pleasantly full and content, we meandered along the canal towards the direction of the lake.There are many lodgings pressed close together in a myriad of different styles and colors.
This interesting assortment of tightly packed buildings continues up the canal, with bridges passing from one side to the other at regular intervals.
There are some very interesting facades with picturesque entryways leading directly from the canal.
And there are intriguing inlets and structures of buildings.
In every direction quaint restaurants, cafes, and small shops beckon for visitors to enter. There is something for every possible taste and fancy.
We wandered in and out looking everywhere, before making our way down the rest of the canal, where there are even more interesting things to see.