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Stroll through the medieval alleys and canals of Annecy

Discover the historical centre of Annecy, rambling in the charming medieval streets or through small alleyways. Annecy, the main city of Haute-Savoie.

From Annecy
Online Experience
1 Hour
France
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Live streamed tour from the narrow maze like streets  of Annecy
  • Learn about the "Palace on the island" and visit some of Annecy's most iconic churches
  • Fantastic views of the colourful facades of the old town and the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy
Description

Discover the wonders of the historical centre of Annecy and ramble along its charming medieval streets and small alleyways. Annecy, the main city of Haute-Savoie, is often given the name "Venice of the Alps" because of the canals flowing all around the city and giving it a kind of Italian atmosphere. 

This Online Experience will take you on a virtual live-streamed tour from a terrace overlooking the roofs of the old town to the shores of the second largest lake in France via the maze of the arcade, with Côte Saint-Maurice as our starting point. As we walk along the canal and through the streets and alleyways dating back to the medieval age, you will learn about the history of the former state of Savoy and the secrets of the "Palace on the Island," a monetary workshop that became a prison and is now a museum. You will also get to see the treasures of some of the most iconic churches in Annecy, such as the very first monastery of the Visitation, founded by St. Francis of Sales in the 17th century.
This tour will end by the Lake of Annecy, with a dreamy landscape with surrounded by mountains and a medieval castle on either side. If you like turquoise waters, colourful façades, rocky peaks or the history behind a stone galley navigating the river, Annecy is the place to explore!

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 30 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 120 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Emilie Bissardon

I've been a professional guide in Geneva since 2009. I studied at the University of Geneva for the Certificate of Advanced Studies "Patrimoine et Tourisme". I work with the tourist office of Geneva and the museum of the Martin Bodmer Foundation. I'm passionate about the history of Geneva. It's so rich that there's always more to discover and I love that! I also appreciate the melting pot of cultures from around the world in a human-scale city where you can do everything on foot and go from the lake to the historical center to a park in a flash.

From USD 37 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.