Thiou River and its canals : Thiou River is considered one of the shortest rivers in France. Besides its size, which is approximately 3,5 km, it has canals which give Annecy its nickname "Venice of the Alps". It crosses the Old Town and creates unforgettable images with its flowered bridges and peaceful charm. But also the River played a significant role in the development of the city in the 19th century by providing the necessary energy to the industries that developed during that period.
Annecy farmers' market : In the heart of the Old Town, along Rue Sainte Claire and the nearby streets, browse around the stalls at this unique local market. On Tuesdays, local products are on sale, while on Fridays and Sundays, the market is bigger, with manufactured and textile goods. At the stalls you could buy and taste the well-known local cheeses Savoie Reblochon and Abondance, and also the tasty biscuit de Savoie. Biscuit is actually a very light sponge cake. Its origin goes way back to the 14th century when the Count Amadeus VI of Savoy asked his patissier to make a cake as light as feather.