10 Facts About Annecy


Le vieil Annecy, was a settlement from the time of the Romans.

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Annecy was the court of the counts of Geneva or Genevois from the 10th century.

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Annecy became attached to the department of Mont Blanc, whose capital was Chambery.

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Annecy was the site of the second round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade talks in 1949.

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Annecy is part of four cantons ; it is the prefecture of Haute-Savoie.

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Annecy has an oceanic climate in spite of its relatively far inland position.

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Annecy launched a bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games but lost to Pyeongchang.

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Annecy basin is one of the world's leading locations for the sport of paragliding, an activity of some economic importance to the region.

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Annecy is very popular among trail runners and many races are organized year round, such as the World Trail Running Championships in 2015.

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Together with other Alpine towns Annecy engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.

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