9 May 202015 June 2021 Annecy in the Autumn The old centre of Annecy in south eastern France lies on the River Thiou. This view is of the river above a small weir which forms a small lake. This extends beneath the three arched road bridge to beautiful Lake Annecy. The Savoy Alps, part of the Swiss Alps, offer a dramatic backdrop to this glorious body of pure mountain water. Everywhere around the old town are hanging baskets of flowers which bedeck the balustrades on either side of the river. This, surprisingly, flows out of Lake Annecy towards the Mediterranean.