When my friend Rachel reminded me that we had a four-day weekend, we decided to explore the eastern part of France, starting in Annecy.
Annecy is located on the French-Swiss border only 45 minutes away from Geneva. In fact, many Swiss people own property and/or work in Annecy!
We spent the morning wandering around Vieille Ville (old town) and perusing the Sunday market and enjoying the views of Lake Annecy.
At around noon, we set out to hike the Alps! We had a boat tour at 3:00, so we only hiked for about two-and-a-half hours. Pictures don't do the panoramic views justice. If only we had more time, we would've embarked on the day hike to see Mont Blanc!
Exhausted from our hike, we had sandwiches while cruising along the lake on the boat tour. Man, had it gotten cold since the hike! We were hoping to eat dinner at Le Freti, known for its fondue and raclette, but it turns out that you need to make reservations at least a couple days in advance. So if any of you are heading to Annecy, have some fondue for me!