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Good plans around Annecy

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Tour du Lac à Vélo

Lake Annecy Greenway

Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park

Chamonix Mont Blanc

(Mont-Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Montenvers train...)

Annecy Castle

The Fier Gorges

The Castle of Menthon Saint Bernard

Medieval village of Yvoire

The Aravis Massif

Annecy Castle

The Lake Annecy Boat Company

The must-see places,

1) The lake

You can simply walk along the #lake.

For example, you can start your walk from the Paquier (the huge lawn bordering the lake) and walk along it on the right to the Europe gardens. Following this route, you will pass by the obligatory passage in Annecy, the Pont des Amours with its hanging locks. On the other side, you can go as far as the gardens of the Impérial Palace, Annecy's grand hotel, located on the border of the commune of Annecy le Vieux.

Take advantage of the beaches around the lake (from Annecy to the end of the lake, passing by #Sévrier, #Saint Jorioz, Angon, Talloires, ...)

Rent a pedal boat (about 12 € per 1/2 hour), a boat with or without a licence (from 30 € per 1/2 hour)

Treat yourself to a mini-cruise with the Compagnie des bateaux or board the Libellule (restaurant boat with 2 departures per day: 12pm or 8pm from Annecy)

Original idea: Hire Segways to see the banks of the lake in a different way.

2) The old town of Annecy (not Annecy le vieux)

The old town is crossed by a canal (the Thiou), hence the nickname of Venice of the Alps

You will find :

Numerous restaurants offering Savoyard specialities (Tartiflette, Fondues, Diots, and numerous lake fish)

Souvenir shops, regional products (grocery, delicatessen, cheese shop, ...)

The Alps ice cream parlour, recognised as one of the best in France with over 45 flavours

Visit the castle of Annecy from the town centre (entrance fee - 6 € per adult). Exhibitions

temporary exhibitions.

3) The cycle track

Possibility to cycle around the lake (about 42 km of cycle track)

If you are not equipped, you can rent bicycles in many rental points

Very narrow and deep gorges, which can be visited thanks to the footbridges built 25 metres above the river

#lesgorgesdufier Open from 15 March to 15 October

An exotic walk over 7000 m². Gardens, galleries, patios, ...

Allow 1 to 2 hours for the visit. Possibility of a guide

#secretgardens Open from mid April to early October

A marvellous 12th century castle run by the same family for 23 generations

Between the magnificently preserved secular architecture and exceptional furniture, come and discover the half-timbered gallery, the kitchen with its 15-metre long pass-through dug into the rock, the library containing 12,000 volumes dating from before the Revolution of 1789, the grand salon, the mistress of the house's bedroom with its walls covered in Aubusson tapestries and the pilgrims' room.

#lechateaudementhon Open from April to November

Different courses of accro branches: adults, juniors, children from 1 m.

Treasure hunt, forest of the senses, orienteering, ...

You can also see the paragliders take off

#leparcoursaventure Open from April to October

8) la Forclaz

Unmissable view of Lake Annecy at 1150 m. altitude

Accessible by car (30 minutes from Annecy) or on foot from the end of the lake

Departure point for paragliding flights

Several Savoyard restaurants and some souvenir shops

9) The nature reserve at the end of the lake

Located in the commune of Doussard.

One of the few walks without a difference in altitude, accessible to all (except dogs)

Discovery of the fauna and flora as well as the beaver houses

For the enjoyment of the general public, the development of an educational trail, accessible to the public with reduced mobility and the visually impaired, allows you to discover this nature. This makes it an ideal walk for the whole family.

10) La Sambuy

Summer / winter resort ideal for families and on a human scale

View of Mont Blanc and Lake Annecy

Ascent to the summit by chairlift

4 season sledging, trampolines, hiking, Tubby Jump, Via Ferrata, climbing, paragliding,

Ski resort in winter

On your way, stop at the caves and waterfall of Seythenex and visit the fort and the Abbey of Tamié.

Various information ...

500 meters from the campsite le verger fleuri, pedestrian walk to the lake shore with panoramic lake and mountain view,

At 1 km, cycle track, mini-golf

1.5 km from the edge of Lake Annecy and the beach

1.5 km Paragliding (registration and landing)

At 2 km All shops (mini-market, press, bakery, tobacconist, post office, pharmacy, optician,...)

At 3 km Nature reserve at the end of the lake, a privileged place to discover the fauna and flora of Lake Annecy,

Mountain hikes, departures possible from the campsite

Activities on the lake: sailing, catamaran, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking

Boat rental

Fishing in the river or on the lake

Mountain / nature activities : Paragliding, Canyoning, Mountain biking, Adventure course

Sports activities: Horse riding, Golf, Tennis,

Leisure : Bowling, Shopping,

Cultural places : Castle visit : Annecy, Menthon Saint Bernard, Guided tour of the old town of Annecy, with its canals

Don't miss: the prestigious site of Chamonix Mont-Blanc (80 km)

The departure of paragliders at the Col de la Forclaz, the most beautiful panoramic view of Lake Annecy

To eat, the campsite suggests a list of nearby restaurants


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