The lake and the city Annecy gorgeous in all seasons!

Crystal clear waters, majestic mountains, unforgettable city, beaches, walks, shopping, dining, relaxing ... Exceptional landscapes composed of blue, green, white, of forest and snow. All ingredients are gathered around the lake which is part of the purest in Europe!


Annecy is a small shopping paradise. Besides the many national chains, the city also offers a rich array of independent shops of high quality. Old Town focuses friendly and welcoming small shops where you're sure to find a souvenir to report.

Finally, you will find plenty of nice places to have a drink and relax on a terrace.

Easy walking

Everything is done for pedestrians!

Walking and shopping in the shopping streets , along the canals of the old city or the lake on the « Pâquier » , local markets, visit of monuments : le Palais de l’Isle , fountains, Annecy Castle , Church of the Visitation.
To enjoy the pristine waters of Lake : beaches, boat cruises , boat hire unlicensed.

A little more sportive activities

Cycling or rollerblading on the beautiful bike path that goes around the lake (you can easily rent equipment nearby) , fores trope course , paddle boat, canoe on the clear waters of the lake.

The lake water is 24 ° in the summer!

Sport activities

Water skiing, rowing, sailing, tandem paragliding , roller (hiking rollerblading on Friday night with Roll'n'cy ) around the lake by bike , diving , golf.


MarsLe Carnaval Vénitien d'Annecy, Biennale du cinéma espagnol, printemps musical d'Annecy, Salon de l’auto de Genève
Mi-AvrilMarathon et semi-marathon du lac d'Annecy
MaiGrimpée du Laudon, les tremplins de la création, nuit européenne des musées, festival extra (multi-arts transfontaliers entre Annecy et Genève)
Début JuinFestival international et marché international du film d'animation d'Annecy (MIFA)
Fin JuinGrimpée du Semnoz, trophée des voiles du lac d'Annecy, les Pontons Flingueurs : festival du polar, fête de la musique, feux de la Saint-Jean
JuilletNoctibules (art de rue), triathlon international d'Annecy, nuit des églises, feux d'artifices du 14 Juillet
Début AoûtLa Fête du lac
Mi-AoûtTraversée du lac à la nage
Fin AoûtAnnecy classic festival
SeptembreFestival du film italien d'Annecy, régate du lac d'Argent, grimpée du Semnoz à vélo, IF3 : Europe International Free ski Festival, Ancilevienne : course relais vélo/marathon autour du lac
OctobreLe Retour des Alpages
1er mardi de DécembreLa Foire de la St André
DécembreNoël des Alpes