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Welcome to Lake Annecy

Annecy, the lake, the mountains... A multi-faceted region offering unforgettable experiences! Get a change of scenery and take advantage of the four seasons to discover new horizons... Our richly varied destination awaits you!

Lake Annecy in every season

What to do in Lake Annecy? Our destination can be experienced and discovered in all four seasons. Sports activities, culture, heritage, leisure activities, events: pick and choose from our holiday ideas to create your ideal programme. Make our destination your new horizon!

  • Summer We love the lake for its activities and beauty
  • Autumn We love the flamboyant colours of nature
  • Winter We love it when nature is covered in white
  • Spring Taking full advantage of nature's awakening
  • La fraicheur d'une rivière

    Pure nature

    Between rivers, nature reserves, the Angon waterfall or the Fier Gorges...: lovers of wide open spaces can move around and recharge their batteries with nature, in unique and preserved sites.

  • Panorama exceptionnel sur le lac d'Annecy

    Breathtaking panoramas

    Easily accessible or after a nice hike, take in the exceptional sites. Lake views, mountain views... the beauty of the place is everywhere for those who take the time to admire it.

  • La vieille ville d'Annecy

    The old town of Annecy

    Between lake and mountains, the medieval historic centre of Annecy is an invitation to stroll and discover. With its cobbled streets, its colourful buildings and its emblematic buildings, the Venice of the Alps is a city rich in heritage. As you stroll along the canals, let the riches of the past be told to you.

  • La Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard

    Castles to discover

    On the water, overlooking the lake, in the old town, in more remote locations: castles are dotted around the territory of Lake Annecy. Each one has its own history, anecdotes and panoramas. Set out to discover them; for the time being, these monuments are your homes...

  • Balade à vélo au bord du lac d'Annecy

    The Lake Annecy greenway

    The greenway and cycle paths allow you to go around the lake and admire the landscape at your own pace. For the more athletic, there are passes that allow you to quickly gain height and enjoy privileged views.

  • Vue aérienne du lac d'Annecy

    Lake Annecy

    Surrounded by mountains, the preserved area of Lake Annecy is a dream setting. Beaches, water sports, walks, cycling facilities, magical panoramas, nature reserves, castles: all your desires come to life on the shores of its turquoise and transparent waters.

  • La beauté d'une randonnée en montagne

    The beauty of mountains

    In the heart of Haute-Savoie, the mountains of Lake Annecy offer stunning scenery and exceptional playgrounds. They are a breath of fresh air for all nature lovers.

  • Croisière sur le lac d'Annecy

    A cruise on the lake

    In the middle of Lake Annecy, enjoy a 360° panorama of the surrounding shores and peaks. Embark and let yourself be captivated by the blue and green colours of the protected waters. On the lake, the landscapes have a completely different face.

  • Vue aérienne du lac d'Annecy et parapente au-dessus des Dents de Lanfon

    A paragliding flight

    For a unique view of Lake Annecy and its mountains, paragliding is a unique experience not to be missed. Take to the skies and discover new sensations in an internationally renowned site. And for those who just want to watch the sails take off and fly, the show is guaranteed.

  • Sortie paddle en famille sur le lac d'Annecy

    Practise an aquatic activity

    The water activities on Lake Annecy and in the surrounding area are numerous and varied. Whether gentle or more sporty, the sensation of gliding on or in the water is a real pleasure. Paddle, fishing, swimming, sailing...: the pleasures of the water will no longer hold any secrets.

  • Autour d'une fondue savoyarde

    Dishes to enjoy

    From typical cheese dishes to delicate plates of fine lake fish, the culture of taste is everywhere. Small restaurants, confidential addresses or gastronomic cuisine from starred chefs: wake up your taste buds.

  • Carnaval vénitien d'Annecy

    The Venetian Carnival

    At the end of winter, the old town and the lakefront are decked out in the colours of hundreds of Venetian masks and costumes. This is another way of discovering the city, which then lives up to its nickname of "Venice of the Alps".

  • Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy

    The Annecy International Animation Film Festival

    Since 1960, Annecy has been the world capital of animated film. In the last days of spring, thousands of festival-goers gather in a warm and friendly atmosphere to celebrate this art. It is a unique opportunity to attend previews, open-air screenings and to meet film enthusiasts.

  • La Fête du Lac d'Annecy

    The Fête du Lac

    A major event of the summer, this great pyrotechnic show is punctuated by music, lights and water displays. It originates from the events in honour of visiting sovereigns, in particular the arrival of Napoleon III in 1860. Today it is considered to be the most important fireworks display in Europe, in a magical setting between lake and mountains.

  • Le Retour des Alpages

    The Retour des Alpages

    When folklore, traditions and animals come to the old quarters, it means that autumn is starting to arrive. This great popular festival is a convivial and authentic moment that smells of crafts, old-fashioned trades and local products.



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