"Port of pleasure" is a so much nicer phrase than marina, and the port de plaisance in down town Annecy certainly lives up to it's name.
Surrounded by cooling plane trees, the mountain water was crystal clear and home to more than a few interesting local boats .
These classic wooden launches ply the tourist trade taking groups of holiday makers around the lake.
Lovely design, especially the stepped sheer and that tumble home at the transom, a perfect boat for varnish enthusiasts
The port leads out to Lac Annecy by way of a park which is a great picnic spot. There were more than a few modern hire boats available, more than a few electrically powered which is interesting, but don't really compare in the looks department with the classics.