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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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This year's festival is placing special focus on French animators, for whom Annecy is a traditional mecca.
Annecy is billed as the world's top reference for animation films.
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Enjoying an idyllic peaceful setting, developers MGM are expecting demand for the last apartments to be high especially with news that Annecy has been short listed as a contender to host the Winter Olympics in 2018.
"Annecy holds a special place," says DreamWorks co-president and producer Bonnie Arnold, who premiered "How to Train Your Dragon 2" there last year.
"If Annecy wins it is inevitable that the demand for property will soar as planning for the Winter Olympics gets underway, so capital growth and rental incomes can be expected to rocket."
The university town of Annecy, a centre for sailing and watersports in summer and less than half an hour by road from ski resorts like Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz, will be just 30 minutes from Geneva Airport when a new motorway link opens later this year.
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Plans for the festival began in 1956, when Association de distribution du film director Pierre Barbin met with the Annecy film club (which boasted more than 5,000 members), proposing to mount a program of animated films during the Cannes festival to counter the lack of interest in animation and animators there.