Views in Talloires

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Legend of the Princess of Angon

 (September Morn by Paul Chabas 1915)
The story begins with a young princess of great beauty named Bernoline in the small village of Angon on Lake Annecy. She spends days and days bored in her home – the Castle Angon –  until one golden September morning, whilst bathing in the lake, she crosses paths with a knight

View of Duingt from the Side Wheel Steam Boat approaching Duingt

The Side Wheel Steam Boats of Lac Annecy

If you visited Talloires a long time ago, you would have seen this boat or one like it, making its way across the lake from Talloires, to Duingt, to Angon then Dussard and then back to Angon, Duingt, Talloires, and on across the lake several times before reaching Annecy.  This particular boat, the "Mt Blanc", was replaced by larger side wheel paddle boats: the Annecy and the "France" sometime in the 1930's.  The boat shown in color is similar to the "France" but is actually one that is currently in use on Lac Leman.