Day Trip to Annecy

For our five-year anniversary my husband and I decided to take a trip to France. We had already done the whirlwind European tour and this time we wanted to slow down and savor all the food and shopping France had to offer. We concentrated on Paris and Lyon, but we took a day trip to Annecy to satisfy my need to explore!

Stone Streets of Annecy France

Annecy is appropriately named the Venice of France. Close to the French Alps, it’s full of waterways and medieval architecture. It was truly a dream and I almost wish we had stayed for longer to enjoy the lake for a full day.

Blue Skies in Annecy France
Annecy France Landscape
Canal Dam in Annecy France
Tree Lined Canal of Annecy France

If you just have a day, grab a baguette sandwich at Boulangerie Patis Rouge and sit by the canal for a little people watching. Do a little shopping at Daisy and Stanley and go see the view of the whole city below from the Chateau d’Annecy. It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Narrow Canal Alley in Annecy France
Antique Bicycle in Annecy France
Baguette Sandwich in Annecy France
Steps to the Water in Annecy France
Stone and Wood in Annecy France

Getting There

Annecy is a 2-hour train ride from Lyon.
Timetable and fares

Em Scott is a Fine Art Wedding + Editorial photographer based in The San Francisco Bay Area. She loves to travel with her husband, scour thrift stores, drink coffee and snuggle with her dog. In her free time she is also an editor for The Refined Woman, a fashion blog for the working woman.



  1. jane Avatar

    Love Annecy. We live forty-five minutes away from it and it is my favorite day trip. You’ve inspired me to go back and explore more. Thank you!

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  3. Sarah Avatar

    I just finished my first adventure around Europe and I am so happy to tumble on this blog to prepare for my next travel itinerary :)

    Escaping Neverland

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