I took a little stroll along the Thiou river yesterday. It’s the shortest river in France at 3.5 km long. It connects the lake in Annecy (cleanest lake in Europe) to the Fier river, and is also featured in every touristic photo ever taken in Annecy because it makes up the cute little canals in the old town, without which we wouldn’t be called the Venice of France.
The promenade along the Thiou extends out to the suburbs where I live, so I followed it into Annecy. The water was so clear and peaceful and after weeks of rain, it was nice to be outside in the beautiful summer weather for once.