Você já ouviu falar da "Veneza dos Alpes"? Estamos falando de Annecy, uma comuna francesa que fica entre a cidade de Chambéry e a Suíça. Com uma população de pouco mais de 50 mil habitantes, é charmosa tanto no verão quanto no inverno.
Esta antiga prisão construída no século 12 é hoje um museu com exposições sobre a arquitetura e patrmiônio de Annecy.
Boa sorte ao tentar tirar a sua selfie com as dezenas de gaivotas!
Caminhe ao lado do rio Thiou e aprecie a beleza incontestável da cidade.
Then if you are with your girlfriend or boyfriend get on the “Pont des amours” literally “the love bridge”. Keep in mind the legend that says that the person you will kiss in this little magical spot will stay with you forever. So romantic, isn’t it? The bridge is at the end of the river “Thiou” a meeting between the river and the lake.
By the street “du Pâquier” at the end little harbor you will see sumptuous building like this one which was built by the “de Sales” family and was used as a residence of the princes de Savoy. Afterward it became the head office of the “Bank of Savoy”, and after the reunion of the Savoy with France in 1860 the establishment still had the right to fabricate notes. Money money money…
By wandering the streets, you will get easily to this building adjoined to the church “Notre-Dame de Liesse”. This building is nothing else than the former Town Hall which is notable for 18th century façade. We can spot the arm of the city of Annecy at the first floor in the middle of the beautiful wrought-iron works. For sure you going to imagine yourself living in this masterpiece of architecture.
By the moonlight or almost, in front of the “Sainte-Claire Gate” view from the place, on the right side the beautiful “Galo House”. While looking for an eating house, I could not resist to take some pictures.
On the picture, upright you may see the back of the “Palais de l’Îsle” where you can fully distinguish the cells when it was used as a prison.
Because of a miscalculation in my schedule for the next day, I finally found myself in front of the historical symbol of Annecy by night only. Four centuries of construction from the 12th century. The counts of Geneva used it as their home from the 13th century.
The next morning, a new day has come with a present for me, the sun shows us its rays and enlightens the multicolored walls of Annecy.