Annecy  in the North of the French Alps, is called touristically the Venice of Savoie. The medieval town centre built around a 14th Century Chateau is dissected by small canals and streams running out of Lac Annecy, which is clean, fresh and a wonderful azure colour. Annecy is also the prefecture of the département of Haute-Savoie.
Annecy is a popular day trip from nearby Geneva, Switzerland. Buses leave from Geneva's intercity bus station about 5 times/day on Sundays, more frequently on weekdays. A round-trip ticket costs 32 CHF and the trip takes about an hour/direction.
Bus T72  operated by Transalis goes from Geneva Airport and Geneva city centre to Annecy with a journey time of 1hr 30 min. As of 2017, a one-way bus ticket costs €10.50 if you buy online  or at a ticket office or €12.60 if you buy onboard.
At present, there are no scheduled flights to/from Annecy Airport.
Geneva Airport (IATA: GVA) is the nearest major international airport and is well served from across Europe and beyond. With the new motorway, it is now just over 35mins away by car. Bus T72  operated by Transalis runs between Geneva Airport and Annecy with a journey time of 1hr 30 min. As of 2017, a one-way bus ticket costs €10.50 if you buy online  or at a ticket office or €12.60 if you buy onboard.
A little further away is Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (IATA: LYS), which is also served by international flights. There is one daily TGV train service in each direction between Lyon airport (station name: Lyon-Saint Exupéry TGV) and Annecy with a journey time of just under 2 hours. Alternatively, there is a bus service operated by OUIGO  between Lyon airport and Annecy with a journey time of 1hr 45min, and also a more frequent (but more expensive) bus service operated by Transdev Haute-Savoie  with a journey time of 2 hours.
Another alternative is Grenoble-Isère Airport (IATA: GNB), which is served by low-cost carriers and charter flights. There is a shuttle bus service between Grenoble-Isère Airport and Grenoble railway station operated by Actibus. From Grenoble railway station you can take the train to Annecy.
From Annecy city center, regular bus around the Annecy lac. Some bus are going to Albertville via Faverge. A new shuttle service operated by Alpybus connects Geneva Airport to Annecy. You can see all information here for city centre buses.
For between meals try the Italian ice cream shops, favored by the locals, located on the numerous pedestrian-only by-ways that weave the city and river together.
Another suggestion is the brioche (sweet roll) and other goodies to be found at the boulangeries (bakeries) in town.
Annecy has a number of local artisan shops as well as many European chain boutiques.
There is a market (marché) most days at various locations. Le marché is an open air market with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Crime rarely occurs here. Theft happens every once in a while but that's it.
The town itself gets busy in July but September brings less folk.
If you want to get away from the crowds, try the far side of the lake. The best way to get around is by bike.