Explore the medieval charm of Annecy with Annecy Holiday Rentals
Just the fact that Annecy is also called the Venice of Savoie should draw you to this little mediaeval town for a holiday that you will never forget. Annecy lies to the north of the French Alps and is in the Haute Savoie department, which is located in the Rhone Alps region in south east France. The town of Annecy can be found on the northern point of Lake Annecy. Annecy holiday rentals can put you on the waterfront and there are plenty of those since the entire town of Annecy is traversed by streams and canals. The wonderfully cerulean waters of Lake Annecy lie within touching distance from almost any of the Annecy holiday rentals. There is a 14th century chateau that lies at the heart of the town.
Annecy Cottage Rentals - come and discover the unique history of the "Venice of Savoie"
Annecy holiday cottages can also be used to participate in many of the local festivals and events. For instance, there is the Noctibules festival, which as the name perhaps denotes, takes place in the nights in July. June sees the big animation festival and in October, there is the Descente des Alpages which is a very traditional farmers’ event. Annecy holiday rentals can also give you the chance to explore churches like the Cathedral of Saint- Pierre, the church of Saint Maurice and even the Basilique de la Visitation. The Saint Pierre Cathedral dates to the 16th century and houses some unique baroque artefacts from the 19th century. The gothic influence is very apparent in the church of Saint Maurice and it is home to some paintings from the 15th century. The tombs of Jeanne de Chantal and Francois de Sales are found in the Basilique.
Annecy Holiday Homes - enjoy the medieval village charm of Annecy
Some of the other places that you can explore while staying in the Annecy holiday lettings are the Rue Royale and the Rue Sainte Claire. Shopping can be a pleasure in Rue Royale since it has a plethora of shops and gardens too. The Rue Sainte Claire is known for its sweeping arches, which were constructed way back in the 17th and 18th centuries. Some of the Annecy holiday rentals can also put you close to the old prison known as Palais de l’Isle which was built in the 12th century and today stands almost imposingly alone on an island. A couple of other buildings should also be on your must see list when you stay in Annecy holiday rentals and those are the Imperial Palace and Chateau d’Annecy. The Palace has magnificent gardens and the Chateau was constructed in the 12th century and today has the Art and History Conservancy of Annecy. Another charming and picturesque region steeped in fascinating history you may be interested in is Andorra la Vella Villa Rentals.