Called the ‘Venice of the Alps’, this is where the river Thiou meets the Annecy Lake, giving the old roman city center ‘Annecy le Vieux’ a Venetian look. Annecy is just 100 km away from Chamonix, just an hour drive.
The ideal and quick change of scenery for non-skiers, but not only, Annecy can fascinate you with the boutique shops located in narrow busy streets of the old center.
Treat yourself with a traditional savoyard meal, enjoy the sun in a paddle boat on the lake or just walk by, Annecy has a bit for everyone.
Events are organized all year round in Annecy and bring together many tourists from all over the world like The Christmas Market, Fete du Lac, Annecy Marathon, Annecy International Animation Film Festival and many others.
Price for a return trip is 390€ for up to 8 passengers.
Check out the Annecy Lake Tourist office website for upcoming events during your stay in France.
Photo credit: LAC ANNECY TOURISME