Annecy, its lake and its old town


No more than 30 minutes from St Jean de Sixt, the city of Annecy, its lake, its beautiful old town and the mountains surroundings have seduced visitors for more than a century. Appreciate the exceptional landscape extended from north to south, from the town of Annecy to the Faverges area where are located nature reserve of Le Bout du Lac and Le Roc de Chère.

The city

Annecy is the capital of Haute-Savoie region. Nestled along its famous lake at the bottom of the mountains, the city is classified as an Agglomeration of Art and History and offers a unique architectural set, between the past and the present. Take your time along the Thiou canal, let yourself be charmed by the old town of Annecy, called the Venice of the Alps. Don't confuse the old town of Annecy (Vieille ville d'Annecy in french) ans the commune of Annecy-le-Vieux !

The lake and the joy of water

Annecy Lake can be compared to a waterside resort thanks the wondeful beaches, the sports activities and all the attractions.
The blue waters contrast with the brilliant green alpine meadows high in the background.
Bathing in the clear waters, cruises, water sports, are some of those many ways to enjoy the lake.


The villages on the lake edges (Talloires, Veyrier, Saint-Jorioz, Duingt, Doussard), the museums and castles are reachable by foot or on bicycle.

The mountains's surrounding

The topography of Lake Annecy banks is mountainous, to the delight of the mountain bikers, hikers and paraglider.
The take off sites at the Forclaz and Planfait are some of the most used in the whole world.
These are areas which have excellent conditions to fly, offering a georgous panorama as well.


Apart from the eye-catching beauty of the landscapes, you can also discover an high quality gastronomy of international reknown, by chefs featured in the Michelin Guide. No less than 8 Michelin stars shine over Annecy !

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