Do you remember reading about our trip to Annecy in December? Do you remember how obsessed I was? And how could I not be, that town is magical. Even with the cold temperature and bouts of rain, I was a happy girl. The Marché de Noël was in full effect and there was vin chaud around every corner. I was heaven! I wrote in that blog post that I was anxious to return for another weekend getaway, so when Marq and Dawn told us they needed to be dropped off in Geneva, Switzerland to begin the next part of their European Vacation, I knew I had my chance to return to Annecy and experience her in all her summer glory.
Oh friends, a summer trip to Annecy was everything I hoped it would be. Crystal waters, bright blue skies, lush foliage, and sparkling canals. We had such a great time re-exploring this quaint town with our friends who were seeing it for the first time.
Because our first trip was such a success, we did a lot of the same things as we did in December. We stayed at the Splendid Hotel (again, great location, allows dogs, very good price), we ate at our favorite restaurants (here and here) took a Boat Tour (obviously), had some drinks at the Captain Pub and strolled around the town. When we returned home, I couldn’t resist comparing this trip’s images with some from December. It was crazy to see the difference the seasons brought to the environment.
Of course we did some new things too. This time, we actually ventured over to Switzerland (more on that later!) and we tried some new restaurants. We had some fabulous crêpes at La Crêperie du Thiou, and a lovely Croque Monsieur at Le Vénitien. We walked along the canals and indulged in some warm, soft pastries from La Banette for breakfast.
Annecy, you’ve stolen my heart once again. I hope to be back again soon.