Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide
Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more
No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.
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.
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 ...
We had a terrific vacation in this beautiful house just minutes walk to the lake and to the village. It's the 3rd year we spend in Annecy and this is by far our favorite house. Everything was clean, well kept and easy to use for a big family. The customer service was great, wifi worked perfectly ...
L’appartement est magnifique, très bien pensé et tout confort. Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable et espérons y revenir très vite !
This family-friendly Menthon-Saint-Bernard holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard, Lake Annecy and Menthon Castle. Les Passagers du Vent and Lake Annecy Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard and Lake Annecy. Menthon Castle is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
We had an absolutely lovely stay at the apartment. The location is superb, with the beach only a few hundred meters away, and a great supermarket in town, lovely bakeries close by too. The property itself is very well equipped with lots of kitchen stuff if you want to cook, bicycles etc. Jennifer ...