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Annecy, also knowed at the "Venice of the Alps", is a picturesque town in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France.

With its charming medieval streets and exceptional natural setting between lake and moutains, Annecy is a destination of choice for lovers of history, culture, sport and breathtaking landscapes. In this article, we'll take you on a tour of Annecy and give you an overview of the must-see sights to visit in our beautiful city.

Lake Annecy

The jewel in Annecy's crown is undoubtedly its eponymous lake. With its crystal-clear waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Annecy offers breathtaking views.

The old town

Annecy's old town is beautiful with its streets, canals and colourful half-timbered houses. Stroll through the narrow streets of the town and discover architectural treasures such as the Palais de l'Île.

The Annecy castle

Overlooking the old town, Annecy Castle is an imposing fortress dating from the 12th century that is well worth a visit.

Annecy market


Annecy's market is a real paradise for food lovers.

From Savoyard cheeses and delicious charcuterie to fresh fruit and vegetables, you'll have the chance to discover the authentic flavours of the region. Also, don't miss the sweet specialities like the delicious Savoy cakes and the famous Annecy chocolates. 

Annecy Castle Museum

If you're an art lover, be sure to visit the Château d'Annecy museum. 

You can admire paintings, sculptures and objets d'art that trace the cultural history of the region. Annecy is a cultural destination with a wide range of exhibitions, so check the Lake Annecy Tourist Office website for dates, times and prices.

Water sports

Thanks to its magnificent lake, Annecy is an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts. You can paddle, waterski, dive, pedal boat or even take a boat cruise to explore the hidden corners of the lake. The calm, crystal-clear waters of Lake Annecy offer ideal conditions for enjoying water activities.

Cycling around the lake


Allow a day to cycle around Lake Annecy if you want to stop and admire the view from beach to beach or visit the surrounding villages.

The "Fête du lac d'Annecy" 


If you're lucky enough to visit Annecy in August, don't miss the Lake Annecy Festival, one of the region's biggest events. This one-of-a-kind pyrotechnic show features musical fireworks over the lake, accompanied by light displays and special effects. It's a magical experience to share with family and friends.
Find all the information you need on the Lake Annecy Tourist Office website. 
As you can see, a visit to Annecy is an unforgettable experience that will immerse you in a picture-postcard setting. With its enchanting lake, picturesque old town and breathtaking scenery, Annecy has everything to seduce travellers in search of authenticity and natural beauty. It's up to you to discover this exceptional destination.
To avoid any disappointment, we suggest you book your activities as soon as you reserve your room.