Annecy is one of the main places of interest in Haute-Savoie. The city is home to a fabulous cultural heritage, with twenty buildings classified as historical monuments. The castle (which contains the regional observatory of alpine lakes), the palace of Isle and the manor of Novel are part of the remains of the medieval era. While strolling in the old town of Annecy shopping session, you will also see some samples of religious heritage such as the Basilica of the Visitation, St. Peter's Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis de Sales. Get lost in the traboules, relax on the Marquisats beach and contemplate the lake from the Pont des Amours or the Pâquier. Annecy is also home to some outstanding museums such as the Salesian Museum and the Museum of Animated Film.