The palace of the island is a former stronghold of the xii th  century, rebuilt several times, located on an island formed by the Thiou , which stands on the town of Annecy in the department of Haute-Savoie , in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region . Used in particular as a prison, today an exhibition site on the architecture and heritage of the territory of the Agglomeration of Annecy, it offers a […]

Annecy is the prefecture and largest city of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southeastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Geneva, Switzerland. Nicknamed the “Pearl of French Alps” in Raoul Blanchard’s monograph describing its location between lake and mountains, the city controls the northern entrance to the lake gorge. Due to a lack of available building land between […]