Lake Annecy is undoubtedly the jewel of Haute-Savoie. With its turquoise waters, this lake is considered the most beautiful in France and one of the purest in Europe. But, the lake also offers an enchanting landscape and can be discovered in any season.
Beach holidays in Annecy
During the summer period, the water of Lake Annecy can climb up to 26 ° C, which is really ideal for bathers. With this heat, it is also possible for them to enjoy various nautical activities such as windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, diving, water skiing and sailing. Those on a fairly flexible budget can indulge in a mini-cruise to discover the lake and its surroundings. Several circuits remain possible. In addition, themed meals are organized on board. If you are coming as a couple to Annecy, do not forget to book a cruise on the lake and a romantic dinner on board the boat.
Surrounded by mountains and plains, Lake Annecy holidays in the great outdoors. It is for this reason that campsites such as campingideal near Lake Annecy remain popular in the region. Knowing that luxury campsites with 4 stars and even 5 stars offer quality pitches and comfortable mobile homes, living on a campsite during their holiday stay is what holidaymakers are looking for. With the services, the water park, the slide, the swimming pool and the activities at an Annecy campsite, holidaymakers are simply won over without counting the activities to do near the lake. Outdoor sports enthusiasts are also served on Lake Annecy. In the region, cycling enthusiasts are served with its 33 km of cycle paths. It is possible to go around the lake or venture up into the mountains and enjoy the view of the lake. Thrill seekers can indulge in paragliding and hang gliding. Climbing also offers great views of the lake.
A heritage to discover
The city of Annecy is a real tourist jewel. During their stay, vacationers can visit the natural spillway of the lake offering a unique spectacle. It is also possible to discover the Annecy castle museum which overlooks the city. It is an old court residence which was later transformed into a regional and naturalist museum in 1842. There is also the castle of Menthon Saint Bernard. Currently, it has become a library with more than 12,000 volumes prior to the French Revolution. You can also take a tour of the Palace of the Island located on the Vicenza quay. If you have the time and the possibility, also consider a visit to the site of the Marquisats, the Bonlieu library for its reserve and its rare books and the Imperial Palace. The Annecy Conservatory of Art and History and the Moulin Bérard are worth a detour.