Walking around among the appetizing market stalls is probably one of the most gratifying activities in Annecy! Gastronomy, crafts: please your eyes and your taste buds and bring precious memories. Take advantage of the Christmas time for a gourmet and festive shopping.The old town of Annecy, with its narrow streets, has shops since the Middle Ages. Come and tread upon their pavements and discover the extraordinary richness of the local flavors. On Tuesday and Friday, the food market stands. On Sundays you can also find clothes and handicrafts.On the Place François de Menthon is held every year, during the holidays, the "Village des Alpes". An ice-skating rink for the little ones, hot wine and gastronomic specialties for the older ones, ideas of gifts for all: do not miss this great Savoyard rendez-vous. And if you do not find something to fill the socks at the foot of the fir tree, you can go to the Artisans' Village, on the forecourt of the Courier Center, which offers, at the same time, many ideas of gifts and souvenirs.Also during the holidays, you can find a Christmas market for German products at the Bonlieu center, rue Jean Jaurès. At the same place there is also the Cabane à Sucre, which offers maple taffy, a Canadian specialty of pouring hot maple syrup on the snow to make soft candy. Many products derived from maple syrup are on sale.You can also visit the Lake markets, to make sure you do not miss any of the local culinary specialties! In Sevrier, the food market takes place all the year from 7h to 12h30. In Veyrier-du-Lac, every Friday from 8 am to noon. In Seynod, every Saturday, from 8 am to noon.