Views from the Terrace of Lake Annecy

Chalet La Pricaz on La Col de la Forclaz, Haute Savoie

This is more than just a restaurant recommendation, this is a great day out with some of the most outstanding views the Haute Savoie has to offer.  Chalet La Pricaz can be found at the top of one of the better known alpine cycling climbs which has been included in ‘Le Tour de France’ only…

Fromagerie, Viry

La Fromagerie, Viry

La Fromagerie was a very special find!  This is a low key gem of a local Savoyarde restaurant on the side of the road between Viry and Valleiry in the Haute Savoie and only about 30 minutes from Geneva. La Fromagerie is so much more than a restaurant, it is an epicerie selling local and…

Le Carnotzet, Andilly

Le Carnotzet, Andilly

This is a great little Savoyard restaurant in the small village of Andilly off the main RN201 Route d’Annecy just north of Cruseilles. Another great local haunt for us. This  is a very popular family run restaurant open at lunchtimes and in the evenings. On every week day there is a menu du jour using…

Raclette cheese

Cheeses of the Haute Savoie – Raclette

The Raclette is found on most menus throughout the Savoyard region of France but this cheese hails from many regions closely connected, Switzerland, the Haute Savoie and Savoie region of France and also has Swiss/German history dating back to 1291 and was know as ‘roasted cheese’ It is a large round semi-firm cow’s cheese in…