Popular Lettings in Lake Annecy
Highlights in Lake Annecy
- swimming in Lake Annecy
- Château de Duingt
- Lake Annecy festival
- hikes to Mont Veyrier
- crossing Lake Annecy
Most popular in Lake Annecy
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Holiday rentals on Lake Annecy
Lake Annecy is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in France. Nestled between the Alps and the regional park of the Bauges massif, holiday rentals await travellers in the city of Annecy, to discover the beauty of the surroundings. On the western shore of the lake, it is in Sévrier and Saint-Jorioz that accommodation allows you to enjoy the pleasures of the lake, but also the surrounding forests. On the other side, other locations in Veyrier-du-Lac or Menthon-Saint-Bernard offer another point of view on this Savoyard natural jewel.The most beautiful holiday rentals on Lake Annecy
It is in Annecy itself that typical Savoyard holiday rentals allow, from their balconies and terraces, to have a breathtaking view of the lake. Along both shores of the lake, modern accommodation, located in the heart of beautiful green forests, allows you to enjoy gardens and saunas, to spend a holiday under the sign of absolute relaxation.
Holidays at Lake Annecy
Location and orientation
The lake is bordered by many towns and villages that add to its charm. An escapade to the village of Talloires allows you to appreciate the calm and voluptuousness of Savoyard life. On the eastern shore of the lake, the Col de la Forclaz is the ideal place for a hike whose reward will be a superb view of the whole lake and Annecy. Finally, a trip to one of the many beaches along the lake is a great way to enjoy an invigorating swim. And why not push all the way to Chamonix to discover Mont-Blanc? It is only a few kilometres from the lake and is well worth all the detours.Annecy and its lake
The glacial lake of Annecy is a natural jewel that borders the city that gave it its name. Any stay in the region should start with a visit to the Venice of the Alps and its old town. There, in a jumble, it is possible to admire the medieval castle of Annecy, but also the palace of Isle, a fortified house located on the Thiou, the river that crosses the city. It is then time to go near the lake, to enjoy the Quai de la Tournette or the gardens of Europe, which border this natural setting.
Travellers and activities
Undoubtedly, Lake Annecy is an ideal place for adrenaline enthusiasts. The lake itself offers many activities: kayaking, wakeboarding, and even paragliding, will delight thrill-seekers. As for hiking, many surrounding mountains are waiting to be climbed, such as Tournette or Mont Veyrier, which shelters the Talabar, a meadow that offers a breathtaking view of Lake Annecy. For the bravest, a marathon is organised each year around the lake.Lake Annecy for heritage lovers
The simple city of Annecy is full of exceptional heritage treasures: the Palais de l'Isle and the Château d'Annecy represent the city's power in the Middle Ages, while the Imperial Palace reflects its more recent status as a holiday destination. Not far from the heart of the city, on the Semnoz mountain, the Château du Trésum offers a breathtaking view of the entire lake. Other exceptional castles line this natural jewel, such as those of Menthon-Saint-Bernard on the east bank and Duingt on the west bank. Back in Annecy, a detour to the Conservatoire d'Art et d'Histoire will allow you to discover everything about the region's glorious past.
In 1971, the steamer France, once a lounge ship and then a prison ship during the Second World War, sank mysteriously on the night of March 12 to 13. Since then, he has continued his career as he is regularly visited by divers who like wrecks.
Top 5 things to do at Lake Annecy
Taking place on the first Saturday in August, this exceptional event offers the opportunity to enjoy one of Europe's largest fireworks displays, fired over the lake. Various activities allow you to enjoy a lively atmosphere in an idyllic setting.2. Discover Aix-les-Bains
A short distance from Lake Annecy, Lake Bourget offers Savoyards and tourists passing through spectacular landscapes and splendid waters, to the delight of swimming enthusiasts.3. Taste the local cuisine
It is unthinkable to pass through Annecy without tasting the best specialities of Savoyard cuisine. Between exceptional cheeses, with the reblochon and the time in mind, comforting dishes, such as tartiflette or fondue, and cold meats of all kinds, it is difficult not to appreciate the most popular dishes of this region with its rich culinary history.4. Enjoy Lake Annecy in summer
This is certainly the most popular time to enjoy the lake pleasures of Annecy, but it is also where the temperatures are the mildest and there are more activities. Going to Annecy in summer allows you to swim in the lake without fear of the cold and to enjoy the fireworks fired over its waters.5. Participate in the Lake Annecy Crossing
A competition open to experienced swimmers, but also to amateurs, the Crossing the Lake competition offers two races to overcome the calm waters of the lake. An exceptional experience.