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Lake Annecy Holiday: coronavirus information

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Lake Annecy Vacation Packages

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.

Holidays are about doing things you like as well as things you've never done before. Are you ready to try out some thrilling new experiences?

Make the most of your time in Lake Annecy by checking out a couple of its activities. Start off with a Geneva & Annecy Full Day Trip or a Lake Annecy Day Trip.

If you want to view a full list of activities, jump onto our Lake Annecy things to do page.


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Palace de Menthon £188
Reviewed on 19 Sep 2019
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Palace de Menthon

Palace de Menthon

     
    4.2 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Beautiful lakeside resort hotel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet had a great selection. Dinner at The View was excellent with a great wine selection. Highly recommend if you’re planning on visiting Annecy.

    Le Pavillon des Fleurs
    Reviewed on 11 May 2019
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    Le Pavillon des Fleurs

    Le Pavillon des Fleurs

    Route du port, Menthon-Saint-Bernard
       
      4.0 of 5
      2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      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 ...

      Studio La Savoyarde Vision Luxe pour 2 personnes
      Studio La Savoyarde Vision Luxe pour 2 personnes

      Studio La Savoyarde Vision Luxe pour 2 personnes

      Route D'annecy, Menthon St Bernard, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
         
        5.0
        of 5, from 1 reviews
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        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 and Lake Annecy Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        Charming village house 350m from Lake
        Charming village house 350m from Lake

        Charming village house 350m from Lake

        32 Chemin des Guerres, Menthon-Saint-Bernard
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Menthon-Saint-Bernard, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard and Lake Annecy. Menthon Castle and Lake Annecy Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Superb Duplex Near the lake
          Superb Duplex Near the lake

          Superb Duplex Near the lake

          5 Chemin de Beauregard, Menthon-Saint-Bernard
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard and Lake Annecy. Menthon Castle and Lake Annecy Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Best Western Hotel International £81
            Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020
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            Best Western Hotel International

            Best Western Hotel International

               
              4.1 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              It was very clean and nice. Near from the station. Good price rate.

              Hôtel la Villa du Lac £97
              Reviewed on 9 Jun 2019
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              Hôtel la Villa du Lac

              Hôtel la Villa du Lac

              12 Route de la Tournette, Veyrier-du-Lac
                 
                3.4 of 5
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Poor service - nobody at the front desk for checking and checkout (we had to ring twice). Bed is barely a double bed. We wanted to have a lie in in the morning after a wedding but got woken up by cleaners entering our room ....

                Villa le France - Vision Luxe
                Villa le France - Vision Luxe

                Villa le France - Vision Luxe

                7 route du Cret des Vignes, Veyrier-du-Lac
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on a lake, this luxury villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Plage Municipale de Menthon Saint Bernard and Lake Annecy. Menthon Castle and Lake Annecy Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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