Mike and I took a two-week road trip through Italy, Monaco, France, Spain,
England, and Belgium this past September.
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The palace in Thiou Canal is Palais de l'Isle, to be exact. It was built in 1132, and throughout its long history it has been home to the Lord of Annecy, housed the Count of Geneva's administrative headquarters, a courthouse, a mint, a jail from the Middle ages until 1865, and again served as a jail during World War II.
Today it is a history museum surrounded by picturesque cafes, restaurants, and the friendliest water fowl.
It's not hard to see why Annecy is also known as the Venice of the Alps. (And - bonus! - it's canals are cleaner.)