Discover Annecy walking along the lake, you will find the Jardins de l’Europe, cross the famous Pont des Amours (bridge of lovers) and bask in the sun of the Pâquier contemplating the swans sliding on the water.
You can’t miss its old neighbourhoods, its old prison or the château overlooking the old town. So many things to discover as you are walking.
When time to refuel comes, you will have a large choice of restaurants where you will easily find typical savoyard dishes like fondue, diots, tartiflette and so many more…
Lake Annecy, also called the blue lake is surrounded by mountain ranges reflecting into the water. Among them, the Massif des Bornes with La Tournette, Le Mont Veyrier and the Massif des Bauges with Le Semnoz.
Le Semnoz is a can’t-miss family walk where children will love to stop by the Grande Jeanne animal park, also known as the Doe Park. Children and grown-ups can see up close wood animals (does, deers, bucks, goats…) for free. Don’t forget you picnic basket for a relaxation moment in the heights of Annecy ! In summer, this place will bring you some cool air with many marked out hiking trails allowing nice family walks. Favour baby carrier over pushchair !
Then, you can go to the Semnoz family resort for alpine skiing, cross-country skiing or snowshoe trek or, in summer, family walks, mountain biking (see rentals offered by Roul’ma poule) or summer sledging. A breath of fresh air, for sure, in the heart of the alpine pasture at 1700m altitude. Just admire the landscape.
If you are not afraid to drive a few kilometres, then hit the road to Chamonix and the Aiguille du Midi in the Massif du Mont-Blanc.
La Tournette, in the Massif des Bornes, will give you an outstanding viewpoint over the mountain tops surrounding Lake Annecy. Climbing La Tournette, the first part can be a family activity, children will be motivated when coming across so many ibexes. The final part is a little bit more technical, it is advised to be careful with young children.
Annecy, also called the Venice of the Alps, invites you to the carnival ! If you are in Annecy in March, you may have the opportunity to admire the Venetian carnival! Check out the dates!
If you are on holiday in Annecy in August, you may be attend the fête du lac and its firework. A must-see fireworks show ! If you are on holiday in July, don’t worry, on July 14 you can admire the Bastille day fireworks !