ANNECY , thechief
See also:town of the department of Haute
See also:Savoie in France . Pop . (1906) 10,763 . It is situated at a height of 1470 ft., at the
See also:northern end of the lake of Annecy, and is 25 M. by
See also:rail N.E. of
See also:les Bains . The surrounding
See also:country presents many scenes of beauty . The town itself is a pleasant residence, and contains a 16th century
See also:church, an 18th century
See also:bishop's palace, a 14th–16th century
See also:castle (formerly the residence of the
See also:counts of the Genevois), and the reconstructed convent of the Visitation, wherein now reposes the
See also:body of St
See also:Francois de Sales (
See also:born at the castle of Sales, close by, in 1567; died at
See also:Lyons in 1622), who held the see from 1602 to 1622 . There is also a public library, with 20,000 volumes, and various scientific collections, and a public
See also:garden, with a statue of the chemist Berthollet (1748–1822), who was born not far off . The bishop's see of
See also:Geneva was transferred hither in 1535, after the Reformation, but suppressed in 18or, though revived in 1822 . There are factories of
See also:linen and
See also:cotton goods, and of
See also:felt hats, paper mills, and a celebrated
See also:bell foundry at Annecy le Vieux . This last-named place existed in
See also:Roman times . Annecy itself was in the loth century the capital of the counts of the Genevois, from whom it passed in 1401 to the counts of Savoy, and became French in 186o on the annexation of Savoy . The LAKE OF ANNECY is about 9 M. in length by 2 M. in breadth, its
See also:surface being 1465 ft. above the level of the
See also:sea .
It discharges its
See also:waters, by means of the Thioux canal, into the Fier, a tributary of the Rhone . (W . A . B .
HARDENING AND ANNEALING
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