Thiou River

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.

Crossing the bridge to start the promenade
No flooding yet

The water is so clean and clear!

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  • Penny

    Yes, its gorgeous way to get from Cran Gevrier to Annecy without walking along busy roads. We did it just last week :)

  • Penny

    Yes, its gorgeous way to get from Cran Gevrier to Annecy without walking along busy roads. We did it just last week :)

  • ColourMeCrazy

    I can’t believe how clear the water is!

  • ColourMeCrazy

    I can’t believe how clear the water is!

  • Leah

    perrrrty!

  • Leah

    perrrrty!

  • Gigi

    Hello Jennie…I’ve only just discovered you blog and as I need to go to bed soon, I won’t have time to read it all tonight…I was just wondering about your employment problem. Couldn’t you do soutien scolaire during the holidays, while you’re waiting? Acadomia, for example, pay reasonably. I mean, are you just looking to be an assistant or can you apply for other jobs? Private lessons pay well too…I love Annecy. I think it is really beautiful. I don’t like Grenoble much…I’d move if I could!Anyway, good luck with your job hunting…

  • Gigi

    Hello Jennie…

    I’ve only just discovered you blog and as I need to go to bed soon, I won’t have time to read it all tonight…I was just wondering about your employment problem. Couldn’t you do soutien scolaire during the holidays, while you’re waiting? Acadomia, for example, pay reasonably. I mean, are you just looking to be an assistant or can you apply for other jobs? Private lessons pay well too…

    I love Annecy. I think it is really beautiful. I don’t like Grenoble much…I’d move if I could!

    Anyway, good luck with your job hunting…

  • Teddy

    Hi Jennie…I’m French and I live in Seynod (I guess you know few things about it. I am in South Korea right now (summer intenrship). I’ve just discovered your blog and I must confess it’s quite funny to get news from my hometown thanks to an american girl…Anyway I hope you enjoy your stay in France. Please note that Annecy is the most beautiful city in France whatever people say.ByeTeddy

  • Teddy

    Hi Jennie…

    I’m French and I live in Seynod (I guess you know few things about it. I am in South Korea right now (summer intenrship). I’ve just discovered your blog and I must confess it’s quite funny to get news from my hometown thanks to an american girl…

    Anyway I hope you enjoy your stay in France.

    Please note that Annecy is the most beautiful city in France whatever people say.

    Bye

    Teddy

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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