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    Day 3

    64 mi3 mi

    Crystal-Clear Lakes, Echoes From the Past and a Peaceful Refuge

    Get your eyes filled with landscapes and lakes of extraordinary beauty. First, you will visit Annecy during the daylight to be enchanted with its colors and scents. The life of its narrow streets and the charm of the activity around its canals will charge you with so much energy! After that, you´ll be delighted in the vast and pure blue of the Du Bourget lake in Aix-les-Bains, surrounded by mountains and green spaces. For a picnic, nothing better than a sand beach next to this paradise.
    History will claim you again in Chambery, where you´ll stroll through the old town and travel back in time, entering an intact house of the 18th century surronded by a lovely garden that hides a story of love and passion within its walls.
    Back in the 21st century, you´ll visit another paradise, one of the Rhône's slopes where swans and other birds will welcome you. The blue of the sky merges with the blue of the water at the Virignin port, a little-known enclave, but beautiful and magical like no other.
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    Parking Stade Nautique
    09:051 min

    Parking Stade Nautique

    Parking
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    In case you have left your car overnight in one of the parking lots covered by the hotel and decide to move it, this parking lot is open 24 hours a day and has plenty of parking spaces.
    0.4 mi10 min
    Jardins de l'Europe
    09:2015 min

    Jardins de l'Europe

    Park
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    Nothing like starting the morning with a walk through this beautiful park with breathtaking views of the lake. There is nothing like recharging your energy with an astonishing landscape like this one.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Canal du Vassé
    09:4010 min

    Canal du Vassé

    Landmark
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    Last night you could surely see the canal illuminated and now, during the daylight, you'll see it has another charm just as magnificent but different at the same time.
    The view towards the bridge of lovers, with the lake in the background and the mountains, is like looking at a postcard. A curious fact? This bridge was one of the default images used by the old Windows 7 for its wallpaper.
    0.5 mi15 min
    Musée-Château d'Annecy
    10:0545 min

    Musée-Château d'Annecy

    Museum
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    In this castle built between the 12th and 16th centuries, there is a museum of alpine folk art and the lake museum (with an aquarium) as well as temporary art exhibitions.
    From its terrace you will have a great panoramic view of the old town and the lake.
    Winter opening hours (October 1 to May 31) From 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 h. Summer opening hours (June 1st to September 30th) From 13:30 - 18:00 h.
    Opens every day except Tuesdays.
    Closed on January 1, Easter Monday, May 1 and 8, Ascension Day, November 1 and 11, December 24 and 25.
    Access is free every first Sunday of the month for everyone, from October to May.
    For more information click here
    0.2 mi5 min
    Pont Morens
    10:555 min

    Pont Morens

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    This bridge was the first one built in stone that the city had. At that time all bridges were made of wood and were often washed away by the waters during floods.
    Leaving aside the history of the bridge, it is also the one that has one of the best views of this beautiful village.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Le Palais de I'Île
    11:0530 min

    Le Palais de I'Île

    Museum
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    This palace, also called the galley-shaped house, in its beginnings, back in the 12th century, was a simple quadrangular building, it was a fortified house that occasionally served as a prison and also for coin storage.
    Later, over the years, this palace was used for different purposes: as a courthouse, a prison, a residence for the elderly, a drawing school for stonemasons and carpenters, gymnasiums and lodgings.
    The castle was declared a historical monument in 1900.
    Curious fact?: At the end of the 19th century they considered demolishing it to build public baths there. Thank goodness they desisted!
    Opening hours, all year round. Winter opening hours (October 1 — May 31) From 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00. Summer opening hours (June 1 — September 30) 10:30 am — 6:00 pm.
    Closed only on Tuesdays (all year round).

    Closed on January 1, Easter Monday, May 1 and 8, Ascension Day, November 1 and 11, December 24 and 25.
    Access is free every first Sunday of the month for everyone, from October to May.
    For more information and prices follow this link
    0.2 mi5 min
    Quai de l'Évêché
    11:4030 min

    Quai de l'Évêché

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    Yes, now is the perfect moment to let yourself be carried away by its bohemian narrow streets, charming alleys, flowered houses, canals and all the magic of walking through the historic center of the Vieille Ville.
    The most picturesque streets that you can not miss are: Saint-Claire, de Lílle, Perrière and de la Republique.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Le Lilas Rose
    12:1545 min

    Le Lilas Rose

    Restaurant
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    This restaurant has a great location on the canalside and its dishes, typical of the savoyard area, are excellent. Here you can see more information and the dishes of the day.
    It´s highly recommended to make a reservation in advance as it tends to be very frequented.
    For reservations call +33 4 50 45 37 08
    Open every day From 12:00-14:00 and from 19:00 to 22:30 hours
    0.5 mi10 min
    Parking Stade Nautique
    13:101 min

    Parking Stade Nautique

    Parking
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    A good moment to return to the parking lot (whether it´s this one or the one you have decided to leave your car at) to continue on the journey.
    24.1 mi30 min
    E.Leclerc DRUMETTAZ
    13:455 min

    E.Leclerc DRUMETTAZ

    Supermarket
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    Where you´re headed is an ideal place to relax in a green space next to an amazing blue lake, or you can also have a picnic. If it´s very hot, you can take a bath in this beautiful lake to cool off.
    In this supermarket you can provide yourself with all you need.
    NOTE: In case you just want to walk around the area, ignore it and continue along the route.
    2.9 mi10 min
    Base Recreation Mottets
    14:001 hr

    Base Recreation Mottets

    Park
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    It is an ideal place to take a break on the road and enjoy the incredible views of this extensive lake. Parking here will not be a problem, as there is a parking lot next to the recreation base. You can take the opportunity to dip your feet in the lake or take a bath if it is very hot.
    6.9 mi15 min
    Parking Q-Park Chambery Castle
    15:201 min

    Parking Q-Park Chambery Castle

    Parking
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    This parking lot is next to the old part of the city, which is where you are headed.
    0.6 mi15 min
    La Fontaine des Éléphants
    15:4010 min

    La Fontaine des Éléphants

    Landmark
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    This fountain is the most important monument of the city, it was built in honor of General de Boigne.
    Its history is controversial since he was a mercenary who made a fortune during the war but who, upon his death, donated part of that fortune to the city of Chambery (his hometown). With that money, among other reforms, this fountain was erected.
    0.3 mi5 min
    Torre dell’orologio
    15:555 min

    Torre dell’orologio

    Landmark
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    This square is a beautiful place to visit not just to see its clock tower but also as a central point to walk through its historic and charming streets.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Le Mug's
    16:0530 min

    Le Mug's

    Café
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    This restaurant has a peculiar and attractive ambiance. You will spend a comforting time while tasting some of the delicacies from its extensive menu.
    Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 7:00 to 18:00 h. Closed on Monday.
    0.6 mi15 min
    Parking Q-Park Chambery Castle
    16:501 min

    Parking Q-Park Chambery Castle

    Parking
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    After this quick view of the most interesting spots of Chambery, please pick up the car to continue.
    1.6 mi10 min
    Museum of Charmettes - House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    17:0530 min

    Museum of Charmettes - House of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Museum
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    This museum is located in the green valley of Charmettes. The famous philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau lived here for 6 years with his lover. " For the space of four or five years, I enjoyed a century of pure and fulfilled life and happiness .... ", thus he referred to the time spent at this house in his literary work Reveries of the Solitary Wayfarer.
    This house was declared a historical monument in 1905.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was an important writer, philosopher, botanist, naturalist, and musician.
    Whether you know his legacy or not, this house, thanks to its state of preservation and location, is a real journey back in time to appreciate the way of life in the 18th century.
    They have a play booklet for children from 6 to 12 years old.
    Audioguided tours of the house and gardens available in French, English or Italian.
    For more information click here
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 . Free access. More information by calling +33 4 79 33 39 39 44
    21.1 mi40 min
    Les Lodges de la ViaRhôna
    18:201 hr

    Les Lodges de la ViaRhôna

    Lodging
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    Spending the night in one of these cabins or tent-lodges, overlooking the Virignin Rhone deviation is quite an experience. The wooden bungalows have private Nordic bathrooms outdoors, individual for each bungalow, and you can bathe while enjoying the breathtaking views.
    The idea is to check-in early so you can explore the surrounding area or, if you prefer, jump into the hot tub right away.
    VERY IMPORTANT: make your reservations in advance
    For questions please call (+33) 07.62.10.53.45
    A delightful experience is, once settled in, to take a walk around the lake. If you walk to the righthand side (facing the port) you will reach a small forest with lush vegetation and wild strawberries. It is a beautiful walk.
    3.8 mi10 min
    Brasserie La café neuf
    19:301 hr 30 min

    Brasserie La café neuf

    Restaurant
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    This is a great place to have dinner, it has a cozy atmosphere and very good service. Normally you can park on the street nearby, but if you can't find a spot click here for nearby parking location
    Opening hours: Monday: 7:30 - 15:00 h. Tuesday, wednesday: 7:30 - 22:00 h. Thursday to saturday: 7:30 - 23:00 h. Sunday: Closed.
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