After our weekend in Spain doing the Dali thing, we were looking for another place to visit with D before he headed back to ‘uni’ (I’m getting so British), when he said “Let’s go visit Annecy. I just saw a shot from a drone photo competition and it looks like a cool place – the Venice of the Alps.” I saw that it was only a six-hour drive from Chez Newman, so I said, “Sounds good – let’s go.”
Looking at the route on Google Maps, I saw that we would be going past places we’ve visited before – such as Nimes, Avignon and Uzes – and that we would be going past a place called Orange. Now, when D mentioned the Annecy, he said, “It looks so cool, it’s probably on the UNESCO World Heritage list.”
I checked – it isn’t.
We had to stop. And so we did. This makes 62 sites on the list that we’ve seen. (Budapest was #61.)
The theatre – still in use – had hosted a show the night before. Apparently, it was Carmina Burana. D was mighty perturbed that we had missed it. At least we got to see a bit of the show’s scenery. Note: For a little bit longer – perhaps just hours – the France 3 TV web site is showing the performance and it is AMAZING. Hopefully, they’ll archive it.
After spending a couple of hours in the 34C/94F temps, it was time for drinks, a quick stop in the gift shop and back in the car to continue to the Alps.
As always, for even more photos, click on the link.