Food Market

Market in Annecy

Snaking along rue Ste-Claire, this open-air food market reels you in with the scent of garlic-fried frogs' legs and Savoyard cheeses. Honey, homemade gingerbread and mind-boggling quantities of saucisson sec (dried regional sausage) will tempt self-caterers, plus there's grab-and-go food such as steaming sausages and tureens of choucroute garnie (dressed cabbage stew).

Hungry or not, it's fun to hang around to watch locals agonise between cheeses and interrogate vendors over their organic credentials.