Annecy Holidays

Annecy, fondly regarded as the "Pearl of the French Alps", is an awe-inspiring blend of azure lake waters, snow-dusted mountainous backdrops, and charming historical streets that will surely leave every traveller spellbound.

This enchanting city, often heralded as the "Venice of the Alps", offers a dizzying array of experiences, from quaint canals and fairy-tale castles, to bountiful French cuisine and golden sandy beaches. Indulge in the extraordinary features of this destination, in the form of our comprehensive guide to Annecy.

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Things to See and Do

With its versatile mix of natural beauty, historic landmarks and engaging activities, Annecy presents a vibrant palette that guarantees lasting memories. Let's tread the winding paths, explore the elegant architecture and soak up the colourful culture of this French Alpine city.

Stroll along picturesque Canal du Vassé

A harmonious blend of cruising boats, shady trees and waterside eateries makes this canal a perfect venue for a leisurely walk. Don't forget to browse the nearby attractions like Annecy Castle - Museum and The Palace of the Island.

Experience history at Musée-Château d'Annecy

Located within a beautifully restored castle, this museum is a trove of intricate sculptures, charming paintings and an array of temporary exhibitions. Make sure to wander around its medieval castle, once the majestic residence of the Counts of Geneva.

Food and Drink

The culinary scene in Annecy is a marvellous mix of Alpine and Savoyard influences, guaranteeing an outstanding food journey for the discerning gastronome. These are our top-five picks for delighting your palate in this French haven.

Indulge in traditional Raclette

Sink your teeth into this tantalising, semi-hard cow's milk cheese. Often melted and scraped onto potatoes and charcuterie, the creamy Raclette is sure to melt in your mouth. You're bound to find this sumptuous dish in most traditional restaurants along the city's canals.

Savour divine Tartiflette

This comfort food originated in the Savoy region of the Alps is a tempting combination of potatoes, reblochon cheese, lardons and onions. Step into any local eatery and ask for this hearty dish to experience a taste of the city's rich culinary heritage.

Sip on Vin de Savoie

This local wine is the perfect companion to Savoyard cuisine. With a delicate balance of fruity and floral notes, a glass of Vin de Savoie is a must to please the distinguished palate.

Indulge in Galette Savoyarde

Savoury and satisfying, this traditional crêpe made from buckwheat flour and filled with cheese, ham, and an egg, is another gem from Annecy's culinary hat.

Destination Essentials

Annecy appeals throughout the year, each season offering its unique charms. Still, the ideal time to capture the city's beauty depends on what you're looking for.

Annecy is brilliantly alive in the summer, the busiest season, with energetic water activities on Lake Annecy and warm temperatures meriting the crowds. Spring provides a slightly more peaceful atmosphere, with blooming flowers and hiking trails inviting nature lovers for exploration. Autumn offers both warmth and unique festive celebrations like the Return From The Alpine Pastures. Winter, meanwhile, couldn't be more perfect for snowboarding in Annecy's frosty mountains.

Whatever time of year you choose to visit, the "Pearl of the French Alps" promises a mesmerising travel journey.


If the allure of golden sands and tranquil aquamarine waters beckon, Annecy has a wealth of seductive beaches to choose from.

Relax at Plage d'Albigny

Experience the serene atmosphere of Plage d'Albigny amongst beautiful floral borders and calm Blue Flag waters. Amenities for individuals with reduced mobility make this spacious beach a haven of relaxation.

Experience the Plage municipale

This municipal beach offers stunning views of the Les Dents de Lanfon and Tournette Mountain. Ideal for families, it hosts a range of facilities including a snack bar and games for children.

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