Annecy France

The great thing about being in Geneva is the proximity to France.  We took a countryside drive over the border to visit Annecy, France.  The village is nestled at the bottom of soaring mountains and has a lake perfect for recreation.  We picnicked in a nearby park then took a stroll to the town, walking by canals and oogling the diners who were enjoying meals at the numerous water-side restaurants.  The town boasts the “most photographed prison” in all of France…built in the 12 Century, the Lord of Annecy was the first to inhabit this structure.  The old prison was modeled after a Galley ship’s bow to resemble an anchored warfare vessel in calm waters.  Convicts were the last residents of the building.