Both of these towns are in Eastern France. Annecy is known for a boat shaped building. It is so well known that you will not see it here because I always want to do something different. The final three photos are from Colmar which has a very German flavor to it. All are from a 2009 visit. It’s actually faster to drive through Switzerland to get from one of these towns to the other.
Chamonix is a ski resort in the Southeast of France not far from Geneva. It sits in the valley by Mount Blanc. You know the difference between France and Switzerland immediately. The roads have tolls and the petrol costs more in France.