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Le Thiou, Annecy

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Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
The Thiou is a short river in the city of Annecy, France. It is 3.6 km (2.2 mi) long. It is an effluent of Lake Annecy and an affluent of the Fier, which is in turn a tributary of the Rhône. The Thiou is considered one of the cleanest rivers in Europe and a postcard of the city of Annecy. The Thiou crosses the city forming small canals without which the city would not be often called the Venice of the Alps.

During the nineteenth century, the Thiou played an important role in manufacturing activities and provided the necessary energy to the industries that developed in the city of Annecy.

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  • It’s actually a river, even though it looks like a canal for much of its journey through Annecy. It’s the Thiou that gives Annecy it’s nickname “the Venice of the Alps.” To be frank, Annecy is not...  more »
  • Annecy is chocolate box pretty and the river is the centre of it. It is lined with lovely restaurants and drinking places and flowers are in abundance. Perfect!  more »
  • Magnifique ville, super sympa et la période du carnaval, quelle bonheur, on en a plein les yeux... Bon il faut supporter la foule mais ça en vaut la peine... En plus, Il y a de bons restaurants et on y fait de belles rencontres. J'y retourne régulièrement.
  • Cette richesse .. qui en met plein les yeux 🤩
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