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the wonders of Lake Annecy

A. Girault-Carlier, P. Juvigny, E. Guyonnet, F. Maria, E. Fromentin – France 2

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The soap opera of 13 Hours continues in Haute-Savoie, Wednesday June 22, with the discovery of Lake Annecy thanks to a boat trip.

Nestled in the hollow of the mountains, it is said to be the purest in Europe. the Lake Annecy (Haute-Savoie) changes color with the seasons. To apprehend his moods, nothing better than a boat trip. The pupils of a Swiss international school are thus entitled to two hours of catamaran. They are Australian, French or Argentinian. For most of them, sailing is a first.

“I can’t wait, but it’s still a bit stressful (…) because I don’t want to fall into the water”, smiled one of the students. Ivan Chirat, a 26-year-old local boy, teaches them discipline. After studying business, he finally chose the lake as his office. Ski instructor in winter and sailing instructor in summer for 10 years, Ivan Chirat does not feel tired. “I don’t feel like I’m working, except when it rains, but when the weather is nice like that, staying on the lake all day is tiring, but it’s a real eye-opener”, he rejoices. A few meters further on is a nature reserve which remains calm all year round thanks to Remi Perrin, the keeper. Here stretch 84 hectares of forest and wild reeds, where protected species live.

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