Annecy and the Lake Annecy - Haute Savoie France


Annecy is a magnificent town with lots of history, it is also called “the Little Venice”. The town centre by the Annecy Lake is full of life with its shops, restaurants and cafés. Annecy attracts tourists from all over the world especially in summer. Tourism and industry are the main financial resources of the town. Summer  you can enjoy the lake and its beaches as well as the multitude of outdoor sports organised in the region for example: hiking, cycling, parascending and roller-blading. In the winter Annecy is surrounded by internationally renowned ski resorts: Megève, Courchevel, Tignes, Val d'Isére....

Only 45 minutes away from Geneva by bus, Annecy benefits from this proximity and its international population.

Annecy old town, France


Discover – Visit – Taste – Do – Meet

Discover the French Alps
Visit cities of historical and cultural interest
Taste the local specialities
Take part in leisure activites
Meet French students

Excursions to cities

Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Annecy, the lake and Old Town
Genève, Red Cross Museum or the United Nations
Lyon and the medieval town of Perrouge
Evian and Lake Geneva
Historical Visit of Chambéry

Mountain Hikes

Chartreuse region
Massif des Bauges

Cultural Excursions and Nature outings

Vanoise Nature Park
Wine circuit
Cheese circuit
Beaufort (cheese) circuit


Free leisure activities

Annecy Tourist Office: ou

Rhône-Alpes Tourism:

Annecy events:

Annecy museums:

Compagnie des bateaux du Lac d'Annecy:

Mountain Le Semnoz (Annecy):



Castle of Menthon (Annecy):

Gorges du Fier:

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