International Animated Film Festival – June 9 to 14

I was downtown this morning running errands and I noticed some crews setting up equipment on the Pâquier. Then I remembered the International Animated Film Festival starts today. Oh yeah, that little thing…

The calm before the storm…

This Film Festival is the largest tourist attraction each year in Annecy. Tim Burton has attended in previous years (or so I’ve been told). Don’t plan on being able to find accommodation if you want to be a tourist this week. And you also cannot drink alcohol on the Pâquier after 7 PM, but you can start drinking again at 1 AM. Just so you know.

I’m a little confused why they wrote the dates in both British English (day then month) and American English (month then day): 09 to 14 june but 5-30-08?  And somebody forgot his English capitalization rules…

International means lots of flags. They just put up the American one as I walked by. (I think that man is wondering why I’m taking photos of them putting up flags. I wasn’t the only one though!)

They do make the canal look even prettier.

And this has nothing to do with the Film Festival, but I happened to walk by the new Subway and was excited when I saw the Ouvert sign. But then I realized that meant “open for business in general” and not “open right now so you can buy a sandwich at 9:30 AM.” There were no hours posted, so I don’t know how often they will be open. I’m hoping since it’s just a carry out place (there is absolutely no place to sit inside) that they will be open “non-stop” during the day. I get so annoyed at restaurants that are closed after 2 PM. Some of us never eat lunch at noon!

  • Emma

    Oh no, not a Subway! Those are horrible! Is that in Annecy même?

  • Emma

    Oh no, not a Subway! Those are horrible! Is that in Annecy même?

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    Yup, it’s across from the Hotel de Ville!

  • http://www.ielanguages.com admin

    Yup, it’s across from the Hotel de Ville!

  • http://unautrejp.blogspot.com/ Justin

    Oh I would love a subway here… although people complain about chain food, I am found that most live in town that have plenty of choices… Whereas I have very few choices, so a subway would be a fabulous change from Quick or McDo (now one can understand why I have not eaten any fast food since moving to France, it was not my decision).

    Great pics, I would have been snapping a ton of the flags as well. And a film festival? How great! I cannot wait for the festivals to start here this summer.

  • http://unautrejp.blogspot.com/ Justin

    Oh I would love a subway here… although people complain about chain food, I am found that most live in town that have plenty of choices… Whereas I have very few choices, so a subway would be a fabulous change from Quick or McDo (now one can understand why I have not eaten any fast food since moving to France, it was not my decision).

    Great pics, I would have been snapping a ton of the flags as well. And a film festival? How great! I cannot wait for the festivals to start here this summer.

  • http://french-state-of-mind.blogspot.com/ Monique

    Ugh, the Subway in Lyon was super upsetting. Hopefully your’s is better!

  • http://french-state-of-mind.blogspot.com/ Monique

    Ugh, the Subway in Lyon was super upsetting. Hopefully your’s is better!

  • Emma

    Where the brasserie was? Ew, no! :(

  • Emma

    Where the brasserie was? Ew, no! :(

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    That brasserie is still there, though I think the name has been changed. It’s just before the brasserie if you’re coming from the Paquier. I don’t know what was there before – maybe a clothing store? Travel agency?

  • http://www.ielanguages.com admin

    That brasserie is still there, though I think the name has been changed. It’s just before the brasserie if you’re coming from the Paquier. I don’t know what was there before – maybe a clothing store? Travel agency?