Annecy is a territory in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is located on the northern tip of Lake Annecy (Lac d’Annecy), which is situated at 35 kilometers south of Geneva.
The town of Annecy is surrounded by mountains. These mountains are Le Mont Verier, Le Semnoz, La Tournette and the Parmelan. The city of Annecy is the site for the second round of General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT) talks in 1949.
Annecy as Host of Tour de France
Annecy hosted the 18th round of Tour de France. It was a starting/end point for an individual time trial around Lake Annecy. It was announced as one of the three cities to host 2018 Winter Olympics along with Munich in Germany and Pyeongchang in South Korea. Annecy will be fourth French City to host Winter Olympic Games after Chamonix 1924), Grenoble (1968), and Albertville (1992).
Annecy as Home to International Companies
The city of Annecy is home to various International Companies some of which are as follows:
Salomon Group: The Salomon Group is a sports equipment manufacturing company
Alcatel Vacuum Technology: Alcatel Vacuum Technology is a supplier of vacuum pumps, leak detectors and plasma sensors.
Sopra Group: Sopra Group is a European IT Consulting and Services company that was founded in December 1968 by Pierre Pasquier and Francois Odin.
Ubisoft: Ubisoft Entertainment is a French computer and video game publisher and developer, partially owned by Electronic Arts (20%) but still independent, with headquarters in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France.
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy) was started in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. The various categories of movies shown in this festival are:
1) Full-length movie
2) Short films
3) Films produced for television and advertising
4) Student films
5) Films made for the Internet (since 2002) and so on.
By visiting this place you can enjoy many other interesting events as well.