On a sunny but cold windy Sunday two weeks ago, we went around Lake Annecy, France, by bike.
the ride is a 40 km lap and we usually make a stop in any of the beautiful places around to have a picnic
Yes, the choice is difficult, all around the lake is sumptuous, so poor of us, we have the choice between the wonderful or the magnificent, I'm a little ashamed to confess it ... 😁
So here we are stopping at the Talloires bay to enjoy a sandwich,
carried by the beauty of the landscape but mostly, by the gusts of wind 😄
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Watch how stormy the lake is !
Beautiful and furious waves slammed against the pontoon that we therefore observed from a little behind, while usually the pontoon is where we prefer to sit down to eat 😉
the bay of Talloires is home to two very famous gastronomic restaurants
The first one that you see here is "the Auberge du Père Bise", a famous place acquired a few years ago by the chef Jean Sulpice
He was rewarded with a first Michelin star in 2006, and a second in 2010, at the age of 32.
After acquiring the Auberge du Père Bise, his establishment was awarded five stars and Jean Sulpice ha been named Chef of the Year 2018 by Gault & Millau.
The second one you see below is the "Abbaye de Talloires"
it is an authentic old abbey 😉
I've read on their site that after the French Revolution, the monastery became a winery and then a horse relay.
In 1862, it became an inn and the first hotel and restaurant on the shores of Lake Annecy.
Today, you can still admire in the abbey, the cloister, the gallery opening onto the doors of the old monks' cells, the Prior's room...
I can not testify of that as I have never entered this restaurant now, but I count on the Hive to make it my way in , one day or another 😁
and look at the fabulous peaks still powdered with snow at the back ... what a magnificent sight !
and the look is FREE ❤️
How does it get any better than that ?
That's it Lovelies, I hope you have enjoyed this stop at the Talloires bay... 😊
as much as we enjoyed eating our sandwiches next to gourmet restaurants 😁
I wish you a wonderful week !
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