Alongside its inescapable lake, Annecy unveils a rich heritage, including its downtown. Located near the slopes, the city is the ideal place for your next vacation.
Old town of Annecy: many preserved remains
Very old, the city of Annecy has kept almost intact its cobbled streets and old buildings that reflect a past sometimes, very far. The city is full of places of charm to discover, especially in its old town which is lined with fortifications. In Annecy, do not miss the quays of Thiou, the smallest river in France. You will walk here, calm and contemplate, far from the tumult, the local flora and fauna. Do not miss the old town hall, with its double staircase and its exceptional ironwork, as well as the old prison, one of the most photographed monuments in France. This strong house of medieval type is, in fact, built in the middle of a small island on the Thiou. You can discover many exhibitions, organized throughout the year.
Walks and leisures at Lake Annecy
With a total area of 27 km², Lake Annecy is the second largest natural lake in France. Its beauty and magic have inspired many painters, such as Cézanne or Auburtin. Sometimes called blue lake, Lake Annecy is surrounded by mountains and offers an environment both romantic and wild. It is a privileged setting for walks, including the Pasquier, a vast esplanade of 7 hectares, bordering the lake and located in the center of Annecy. Many beaches will allow you to enjoy the pleasures of swimming during the summer period. You can also enjoy the place by renting a pedal boat from your holiday rentals lake Annecy, a boat, a kayak or by doing water skiing. Thus, you will contemplate the particular color of the water and the splendid surrounding mountains.
Rental in Annecy: near the ski slopes
Very close to high peaks, Annecy is only twenty minutes from ski resorts. Among them, Semnoz, located between 1 450 and 1 704 m of altitude. Here you will practice skiing or snowshoeing and enjoy the beauty of the snowy landscapes while wleeping in your holiday rentals lake Annecy. Similarly at La Clusaz, a winter sports resort between 1,100 and 2,000 m where skiing is queen to a 30th of kilometers from Annecy. And during summer, near one of these resorts, you can enjoy all the pleasures of hiking in the mountains and oxygenate you at will.
Whether you want to explore the heritage, contemplate the beauty of the Alps or practice sports activities, Annecy is a favorite destination for your holidays, with family, friends or two.