Annecy - City of France
Annecy is a city in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.
Annecy is located between Geneva and Chambéry. Thus its history was strongly influenced by these two towns between the 10th and the 19th century. Starting as the capital of the county of Geneva, after the demise of the counts of Geneva, it became integrated into the House of Savoy's possessions in 1401. In 1444, it was set up by the Princes of Savoy as the capital of a region covering the possessions of the Genevois, Faucigny and Beaufortain. With the advance of Calvinism in 1535, it became a center for the Counter-Reformation and the bishop's see of Geneva was transferred here.
During the French Revolution, the Savoy region was conquered by France and Annecy became attached to the département of Mont Blanc, of which capital was Chambéry. After the Bourbon Restoration in 1815, it was returned to the Kingdom of Sardinia . When Savoy was sold to France in 1860, it became the capital of the new département of Haute-Savoie.
Annecy has hosted the Annecy International Animated Film Festival since 1960.
The École Polytechnique d'Ingénieurs de l'Université de Savoie was created in 2006 from the fusion of the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs d'Annecy - ESIA and the École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Chambéry - ESIGEC.
FRANCE National Bird : Cockerel (alias Red Junglefowl, when not domesticated)
FRANCE National Flower : Iris
FRANCE National Game : Football