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Annecy

(änsē`), town (1990 pop. 51,143), capital of Haute-Savoie dept., SE France, in SavoySavoy
, Fr. Savoie, Alpine region of E France. The boundaries of old Savoy have changed with time, but presently the region comprises the departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
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 in the N Alps, on beautiful Lake Annecy. A popular tourist resort, it also has printing plants and factories making jewelry, precision instruments, and wood, leather, and textile products. The center of the city, traversed by narrow canals, is picturesquely medieval. St. Francis de Sales, who was born in Annecy, was bishop from 1602 to 1622. The city has many fine churches, monasteries, and seminaries. The castle of the counts of Geneva (12th–14th cent.) dominates Annecy from a hill.

Annecy

1. a city and resort in E France, on Lake Annecy. Pop.: 50 348 (1999)
2. Lake. a lake in E France, in the Alps
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The west side of the lake is built-up with a succession of campsites and restaurants along the road, but on the eastern side the mountains press in closer to the shore, making for a prettier drive up to Annecy.
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Camping La Serraz was our base, a small up at fly and friendly site only five minutes' drive from Lake Annecy.
We had a half-hour wait in Annecy before the return trip - just long enough to buy some of that enticing ice cream for the kids.
After trawling through the internet we hit upon a campsite on the shores of Lake Annecy, and, a few e-mails later,had booked a studio apartment with balcony set apart from the mobile homes and touring caravans,in a leafy part of this beautiful site overlooked by mountains to front and rear.
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BUILDING is under way on Les Jardins d'Eos, a new residential development of 28 luxury apartments on Lake Annecy, in the foothills of the Alps in the Haute-Savoie region of France , by leading French developer MGM in the village of Veyrier du Lac.
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