Geneva & Annecy Long Weekend

The May bank holiday means another long weekend away. We visited Geneva in Switzerland and Annecy in France and spent two nights in Annecy.

Geneva

We flew into Geneva on at midday on Saturday, picked up the car and headed straight for lunch. We went to Cafe du Soleil (which is apparently over 400 years old!) and it was nice sitting outside in the sun where we enjoyed cheese fondue, steak frites and a duck dish.

Afterwards we went to the city centre and walked around the harbour area and old town.

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Delicious lunch at Cafe du Soleil
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Geneva
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Near the water fountain
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Water fountain

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Annecy

We only stayed a few hours in Geneva before heading to Annecy in France. It is only 50 minutes away by car. The small town is famous for it’s beautiful lake and the town looks like it’s from a fairy tale.

We stayed at Atipik Alexander Hotel which was right in the Old Town and it was a great place to base ourselves.

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The next morning, Sam and I went to climb Mont Baron. Unfortunately the weather conditions were not in our favour as it was snowing (in May!) so we got to the top and could see nothing!

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Afterwards, we came back down and got a lift back to Annecy with Tina and Emma and then had a shower and got ready before heading to the Sunday markets.

For lunch, we went to Quai 19 and had crepes which were so satisfying!

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We decided to take a drive down towards Lac du Bourget. Unfortunately as we were getting closer to the lake (we could see it on the drive down), we got a flat tyre. Luckily a lovely couple were able to help where one of them worked in a garage but it was hilarious driving back on the highways at max speed 70.

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Lac du Bourget

We got back to Annecy, in time for our dinner reservation at Auberge de Savoie.

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Annecy at night

The next morning I went to grab breakfast and walk around with no crowds!

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Back to Geneva and we went to a car repair shop to get the tyre replaced but since it was a winter tyre, they were all out of stock. We dropped Emma at the airport and then went to the United Nations Headquarters for a tour.

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It was a great little weekend away in such

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