Having not visited the beautiful French alpine town of Annecy for quite a few years, I was super excited to return and see whether it lived up to my memories. Truth be told, as much as I love to see how some places rapidly develop and modernise, Annecy is one of those very, very special locations I couldn't bear to see change too much. The cobbled streets and mountain views have an indisputable calming effect on me; so to have embarked on a road trip and spent 24 hours (or so) in the town was an undeniable highlight of my summer!
Best Western Hotel Carlton
5 Rue des Glières
Part Three of my South of France travel diary, I gravitated towards my hotel room's balcony for the night's stay in Annecy. Mosquito-guard applied and silk pyjama set on, I pulled up a chair and watched the night unfold from the comfort of the balcony. The extreme heat combined with the simple sound of cars following the roads below, for some reason or other made the night very, very special.
Fast forward to the next morning and I was able to truly appreciate the sunny view from the Hotel Carlton; the salmon-pink colour of the corner building ahead and the mountains in the distance made for one seriously pretty sight! I can't get over how perfect these 24 hours spent in the French alpine town of Annecy were from beginning to end - it was even better than I'd remembered!