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A source of legendary inspiration

Annecy Small Lake

Impossible to talk about Le Cottage Bise without talking about the bay of Talloires, this small lake, this setting of preserved nature, far from the hustle and bustle of Annecy and its channels. Intimate Talloires, a pearl of wild water bordered by reeds, has naturally inspired many painters includingPaul Cézannewho painted Le Lac Bleu here in 1896. Because this landscape where the minerals of mountains with evocative names – Les Dents de Lafon, Roc de Chère-, are reflected in a crystal clear water which is barely troubled by the wind and the legend of the Dame du Lac will take you on a motionless journey across the water and a source of inspiration.

Car ce paysage où le minéral des montagnes aux noms évocateurs – dents de Lafon, Roc de Chère-, se mire dans une eau cristalline à peine troublée par le vent et la légende de la Dame du Lac, est une invitation au voyage immobile à fleur d’eau et une source d’inspiration.

“ Here is the small lake, a romantic marvel, a sparkling azure within a basket. ” Ephise Simond, Poésies annéciennes, 1895

Talloires or the art of plural living

The artists who made Talloires their muse and their holiday location knew what they were doing. Just like the celebrities and world leaders who came here over time to bathe in its calm and discreet setting. Thus, the Empress Eugenie and Napoleon III, the Queen of England and Aga Khan, the first faithful visitors, Alphonse de Lamartine, Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco, Richard Nixon, Sacha Guitry, Charlie Chaplin, Brigitte Bardot, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor… just to mention a few, gave it its first letters of nobility and spirit. The small white pebbles, which show the way here or bring back visitors who love natural havens of peace, still remain today.