In and around Annecy
Annecy is world famous for its beautiful scenery and the quality of its lake water which has been protected for over 50 years and been crowned “the purest lake in Europe.”
The Venice of the Alps
The clear, pure water of our mountains flows from the lake to the floral canals which run through the old town and only add to its beauty. It’s no wonder Annecy’s old town is nicknamed “The Venice of the Alps.”
Make the most of the wide variety of sports and cultural activities in this stunning setting all year round.
There’s so much to do in and around Annecy:
- Water sports (swimming, sailing, water-skiing, diving etc.)
- Cycling (on a secure lakeside cycle path that’s over 40km long)
- Mountain sports (hiking, mountain biking, via-ferrata, canyoning, paragliding, Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, dog sledding)
Cultural Activities in Annecy
As for culture, the setting has a wealth of history and landmarks (Pont des Amours, Palais de l’Isle, Château), exhibitions, guided tours and events (Les Noctibules, Fête du Lac and Transhumance Festival etc.)
Around lake Annecy
Start your Lake Annecy experience by gazing at the stunning scenery of blue, green, white, clear water, forests and snow. It also offers a wealth of health and vitality, peace and relaxation.
In a mountain setting
The lake setting amidst the mountains is sublime and relaxing yet exudes Alpine personality: the lake is at an altitude of 447m overlooked by La Tournette, a staggering 2351m chair-shaped mountain.
In harmony with nature
Create a bond with Mother Nature who reigns supreme in a setting where the mantra is “respect and protection”. You can explore and be dazzled by these protected areas!
Visitors from all over the world began flocking here in the 19th century to experience the unique and authentic protected natural setting…