Venice of the Alps

Our area is internationally renowned for its beautiful harmonious landscape and for the fantastic quality of the water in the lake which, thanks to the efforts made to protect it for over 50 years, is now the purest in Europe.

Visitors can enjoy a wide choice of sporting and cultural activities in both summer and winter in this wonderful setting. From water activities (such as swimming, sailing, water-skiing or diving) and cycling (thanks to a safe cycle route running alongside the lake for over 40km) to mountain activities (hiking, mountain biking, via-ferrata, canyoning or paragliding) - everything is possible !

As for cultural activities, there are plenty of museum tours, castles, guided tours and exhibitions. In fact, Annecy and its suburbs have received the much-coveted "Art and History" label.

The pure, clear water flows from the lake into the canals running through the "old town" (Annecy's historic centre), giving it its picturesque appearance of the "Venice of the Alps".

Text source: Annecy Tourist Information Centre

Go to  Annecy's Tourist information Centre website and discover all the activities you can do around the lake :

Discover Annecy by images :

Photos © Annecy Tourist Information Centre- Lac d'Annecy

Downtown :

Take a stroll along the edge of the Thiou, the river runs within the heart of Annecy and savour the beauty of our city.

The lake:

The lake is a breath, a space of leisure and contemplation. Various beaches are open to the public if you wish to swim
More information on the Tourist centre website


Annecy offers numerous activities: sailing, paragliding, biking...
More information on the Tourist centre website

The events:

All year round, must see events!
Find all informations on our  Blog & Agenda. page

To visit :

All around Annecy some wonderful places to visit: castles, strolls, excursions, there is something for every taste and for all the familly
More information on the Tourist centre website


Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information

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