Le Col de la Forclaz above Lake Annecy

David and I finally returned to the Col de la Forclaz to take photos of Lake Annecy from above. We last went up there in November 2006, shortly after we met. It’s where many hang-gliders begin their journey down the mountains, and there’s also a small ski station (mostly for children), some restaurants and souvenir shops.

Annecy is at the far end of the lake, on the right, a bit lost in the haze today.

The weather is rather mild this weekend (mid 50’s and sunny), but there’s still plenty of snow up there, of course.

Or about 3,796 feet for the Metric-impaired.

Un parapentiste.

Trois parapentistes.

We stopped at Châlet la Pricaz for a drink before heading home. They have a pretty good view of the lake from their terrasse, though our drinks certainly weren’t cheap (3,50 € for orange juice!) In 2007, the New York Times mentioned the Châlet in an article about finding the perfect tartiflette in France. I wasn’t hungry while we were up in the mountains, but now I’m really craving some tartiflette!

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  • http://twentyeighthofmay.wordpress.com/ Sally

    Fantastic photos! And I love tartiflette!

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  • http://twentyeighthofmay.wordpress.com Sally

    Fantastic photos! And I love tartiflette!

    Sallys last blog post..Hello again

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

    Love the pictures… I really need to get down to your region and check it out. It looks really pretty. Maybe this summer!

    Justins last blog post..6 months in the making…

  • http://unautrejp.blogspot.com Justin

    Love the pictures… I really need to get down to your region and check it out. It looks really pretty. Maybe this summer!

    Justins last blog post..6 months in the making…

  • http://www.crystalgoestoeurope.blogspot.com/ Crystal

    hey jenny! I have almost exactly the same photos as these ones…taken the first time I visited annecy and went up to the col de la forclaz with max to see the breathtaking view. I really must say it’s one of my favourite places I’ve ever visited and you are lucky to live so close. Wanna trade? You come live in paris and I’ll move to annecy :p

    Crystals last blog post..a loving embrace…

  • http://www.crystalgoestoeurope.blogspot.com Crystal

    hey jenny! I have almost exactly the same photos as these ones…taken the first time I visited annecy and went up to the col de la forclaz with max to see the breathtaking view. I really must say it’s one of my favourite places I’ve ever visited and you are lucky to live so close. Wanna trade? You come live in paris and I’ll move to annecy :p

    Crystals last blog post..a loving embrace…

  • http://www.angelaineurope.blogspot.com/ angelaineurope

    Hi there. I love your blog. I will be reading it a lot. Your photography is amazing!

  • http://www.angelaineurope.blogspot.com angelaineurope

    Hi there. I love your blog. I will be reading it a lot. Your photography is amazing!

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    It looks really good! This is a part of France I have never really visited. I should.

    Zhus last blog post..Colonial Paraty

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    It looks really good! This is a part of France I have never really visited. I should.

    Zhus last blog post..Colonial Paraty

  • Mom

    If we are able to visit you again, I would like to see this area.

  • Mom

    If we are able to visit you again, I would like to see this area.

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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