In Annecy, make your way down narrow pedestrian streets to find artisanal boutiques, bakeries and Italian ice cream shops – you may even stumble upon an outdoor market. Then, head out to Lac d'Annecy, where you can sail or swim in the water – or, if you're feeling adventurous, hang-glide over it.

Lovely Jardins de l'Europe Park, where the river meets the lake, allows for a peaceful stroll amongst the tall trees. Surrounding the town, you can enjoy unparalleled views of the lake and a uniquely tranquil atmosphere on a hike through the rolling hills of the French Alps.

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  • 5 Best Markets in Annecy

    Annecy is best known for its old buildings and serene main canal, but you'll also find quite a few shopping opportunities that you won't want to miss. Checking out the markets means you can shop like a local and immerse yourself more directly in the culture and daily life of Annecy. Among the markets in town, you'll find a variety of...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Annecy

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Annecy

    The best things to do after dinner in Annecy are often spent at some of the city’s top nightlife spots. A night out in this Haute-Savoie city often starts with a delicious meal, followed by drinks. There’s a vibrant nightlife scene with an array of pubs, wine and cocktail bars across the city. Annecy’s live music and performing arts venues cater...

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  • Annecy Travel Essentials

    Our Annecy Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the Rhone-Alpes area of southeast France. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Geneva Airport to my hotel? What currency and...

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