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Swim in this very clean lake in the picturesque valley of the Rhône-Alpes region.

Lake Annecy is a scenic body of water in a mountain valley. Among the largest lakes in France, it is known for its cleanliness due to strict environmental regulations. Swim or participate in watersports in this natural oasis.

See the villages and towns surrounding the vast lake. Doussard at the southern end of the lake is very popular for paragliding. Visit Annecy for its quaint buildings and shops bordering the water. Stroll along its canals and stop at the Annecy Castle, where the Counts of Geneva once lived. The town’s highlight is the Island Palace, an intriguing 12th-century structure in Old Town overlooking a Venice-like canal. Shaped like a ship, it is the historic home of a courthouse, mint and prison. See its historical and architectural exhibits.

Rent a small boat to go out on the lake to enjoy serene tranquility. Capture photos of the stunning background of mountains looming over the water. Dive into the fresh water for a swim.

Cycle along the 24-mile (38-kilometer) path circling around the lake. Wakeboarding, waterskiing and sailing are popular on the pretty blue waters. Rent equipment from several shops in Annecy and surrounding towns.

Travel to the Gorges du Fier west of Annecy. Amble through the narrow canyon and cross natural bridges above the cascades of the river.

Lake Annecy was formed naturally 18,000 years ago, by the melting of large alpine glaciers. Small rivers from the nearby mountains continue to feed it. View the lake to see how it inspired Paul Cézanne’s 1896 painting called The Blue Lake.

The northern end of the lake is just 26 miles (42 kilometers) south of Geneva, Switzerland. Fly into Geneva International Airport and drive to the lake in less than an hour. Annecy also has a railway station linking it to the major cities of France. The region has warm, sunny summers and cold winters, with snow capping the backdrop of mountains.

Visit Lake Annecy for marvelous canals, colorful buildings, water sports and refreshing swims in the clean water.

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Les Tresoms Lake and Spa Resort
Les Tresoms Lake and Spa Resort
4 out of 5
15, Boulevard de la Corniche, Annecy, Haute-Savoie
The price is £108 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
This family-friendly Annecy hotel is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Annecy and Plage des Marquisats. Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park ...
4/5Very Good! (300 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel , in lovely position on Lake"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Les Tresoms Lake and Spa Resort
Palace de Menthon
Palace de Menthon
5 out of 5
The price is £136 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Annecy and Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard. Lake Annecy Golf Course and Menthon ...
4.2/5Very Good! (294 reviews)
The place to go Around Annecy’s lake
"Perfect Stay"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2020

Palace de Menthon
Le Pavillon des Fleurs
Le Pavillon des Fleurs
2 out of 5
Route du port, Menthon-Saint-Bernard
Situated on a lake, this holiday park is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard and Lake Annecy. Menthon Castle and Lake Annecy Golf ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Un hôtel propre et agréable au fort bon accueil
"arrivés dans la nuit du samedi 4 Mai très tard vers 12H45....difficile de connaitre notre chambre retenue.....car pas d'accueil bien sûr à cette heure tardive ! Par chance un couple arrivant aussi nous a indiqué le panneau extérieur à l'entrée de l'hôtel avec notre nom et numéro de chambre! Très ..."

Reviewed on 11 May 2019

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Best Western Hotel International
Best Western Hotel International
3 out of 5
19 Avenue Du Rhone, Annecy, Haute-Savoie
The price is £58 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Best Western Hotel International
Palace de Menthon
Palace de Menthon
5 out of 5
The price is £136 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Palace de Menthon
Les Tresoms Lake and Spa Resort
Les Tresoms Lake and Spa Resort
4 out of 5
15, Boulevard de la Corniche, Annecy, Haute-Savoie
The price is £108 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Les Tresoms Lake and Spa Resort
Le Pavillon des Fleurs
Le Pavillon des Fleurs
2 out of 5
Route du port, Menthon-Saint-Bernard
Le Pavillon des Fleurs
Duplex **** New for 6 people / 200m from Lake Annecy
Duplex **** New for 6 people / 200m from Lake Annecy
Route de la Plage, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is £221 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Duplex **** New for 6 people / 200m from Lake Annecy
Maison de Style Savoyard
Maison de Style Savoyard
61 chemin du Crêt Martin, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
Maison de Style Savoyard
ST-JORIOZ, 200m du lac, TERRASSE 12M2, 4PERS
ST-JORIOZ, 200m du lac, TERRASSE 12M2, 4PERS
Impasse des éclaireurs, 81, Saint-Jorioz, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
ST-JORIOZ, 200m du lac, TERRASSE 12M2, 4PERS
MENTHON ST BERNARD, type 3, Résidence avec piscine,6 PERS
MENTHON ST BERNARD, type 3, Résidence avec piscine,6 PERS
Route D'Annecy, 283, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
MENTHON ST BERNARD, type 3, Résidence avec piscine,6 PERS
MENTHON-ST-BERNARD, Spacious house, village center 12 pers
MENTHON-ST-BERNARD, Spacious house, village center 12 pers
Promenade DU VIEUX PORT, 38, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
MENTHON-ST-BERNARD, Spacious house, village center 12 pers
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