Adventurer's Index, France, Galleries Touring Lake Annecy: A Gallery Posted on June 21, 2014March 7, 2018Author Slowlanefrance Kathy and I saw mountains rising from an exquisite green lake in Eric Rohmer’s 1970 film, “Claire’s Knee.” We knew we had to visit and did on our honeymoon a year later. It was a place of fairy tale castles and tree-lined shores. But we wouldn’t return for 41 years. That was in 2012. This June we are back again. Don’t visit Lake Annecy without taking at least the one-hour boat tour. It costs a little less than $20 and is well worth it. Take time, too, to explore the city of Annecy. Its old town dates back to the Middle Ages. Its canals reflect city life. Its swans strut. And there are many places to just sit and watch.