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Annecy, known as the «Venice of Savoie»sits majestically on the side of its lake opposiite one of the best water and mountain spectacles anywhere in the French Alps. The town is constantly changing with its economic importance increasing in line with its industrialisation.

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Tourist attractions Annecy : Things to see and do

  • Lake Annecy, the jewel of the Alps of Savoie, makes for a gorgeous sight, set against the mountain peaks that frame its dark blue waters. Covering an area of 2 800ha, it is 15km long and has an average depth of 41m. You can swim or sail in the lake, ..

  • Old Annecy Recommended Recommended

    Rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau

    The Thiou and the Vassé, from where the waters of the lake escape, snake through the old town, which is nicknamed the "Venice of Savoie". With the Palais de l'Île, this pedestrian area dons the vibrant colours of Sardinia. The two churches ..

  • Palais de l'Île Interesting

    3 passage de l'Île

    Built on an island in the 12C, the residence of the counts of Geneva has been the state mint, a prison (last in use during the Occupation) and the courthouse. These days it houses the Architecture and Heritage Centre (Centre d'interprétation de l'arc..

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Hotels Annecy

  • Splendid Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    4 Quai Eustache Chappuis F - 74000 Annecy

    Prix Prices from : 99 €

    Facing the lake and its gardens, our hotel is located in the town centre of Annecy, a couple of paces of the old town and the shopping streets. We are also close to the cinemas, theatre and the best restaurants. You will find us on the banks of t..

  • Alexandra Hotel Two stars Two stars

    19, Rue Vaugelas F - 74000 Annecy

    Prix Prices from : 59 €

    Situated 200 metres from the shores of Lake Annecy, Alexandra Hotel is at the entrance of the medieval old town and pedestrian shopping streets. It offers en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. A flat-screen TV with international and TNT channels is provid..

  • Hotel Central

    6 Bis Rue Royale F - 74000 Annecy

    Centrally located just a 5-minute walk from Annecy Railway station, this charming 18th century hotel offers rooms overlooking the canal or courtyard. All the en suite rooms at Hotel Central are bright and individually decorated. They come with a TV ..

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Restaurants Annecy

  • Le 20 sur Vins Quite comfortable restaurant 

    1 passage Golliardi F - 74000 Annecy

    In the historic centre of Annecy, this restaurant proposes an original concept: a wine bar. The client serves himself a glass from a choice of some 40 bottles, ranging from local wines to Bordeaux vintages. All accompanied by tapas made with fresh in..

  • La Ciboulette Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    10 rue Vaugelas F - 74000 Annecy

    This restaurant has modern oak panelling, a conservatory and a flower-decked courtyard. This elegant, almost timeless scene showcases an outstanding seasonal repertory, whose skilful classicism is far from old hat! The extensive wine list has over 40..

  • L'Esquisse Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    21 rue Royale F - 74000 Annecy

    An inviting minimalist decor, with exquisite sketches done by the chef's father-in-law hanging on the walls. The chef has worked in some top establishments and the result is a deliciously refined, delicate cuisine. It emphasises the clean, simple fla..

  • Auberge de Savoie Comfortable restaurant 

    1 place Saint-François-de-Sales F - 74000 Annecy

    A breath of fresh air blows over this inn, which was completely refurbished in 2013 and stands next to the Église Saint-François. Abstract paintings stand out from the white and pale blue walls. The menu always gives fish pride of place: seabream tar..

  • Le Denti Quite comfortable restaurant 

    25 bis avenue de Loverchy F - 74000 Annecy

    This restaurant, now a firm favourite with the locals, is run by a young couple with a love for the Mediterranean fish denti. They are both fine, versatile cooks and concoct tasty market cuisine, with a focus on fish and an eye on the seasons - far f..

  • Arômatik' Quite comfortable restaurant 

    1 passage des Clercs F - 74000 Annecy

    Located in a pedestrian street, this restaurant may not be much to look at but is most definitely worth a visit. In the open-plan kitchen, the young chef - who has done his time in some of the top establishments - concocts dishes using market-fresh i..

  • Contresens Quite comfortable restaurant 

    10 rue de la Poste F - 74000 Annecy

    This chic, designer neo-bistro is a great place and has already won favour with local foodies. It has a style of cooking that goes against the grain. It brings innovation to local cuisine, always with a certain lightheartedness, quality ingredients a..

  • 1er Mets Quite comfortable restaurant 

    2 place Maurice F - 74000 Annecy

    Very close to the town hall, this tiny restaurant has been taken over by a young couple who hail from the region. In the kitchen, Monsieur composes good, contemporary cuisine such as cauliflower tabbouleh with Argan oil and prawns, and marinated and ..

  • Le Clos des Sens Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    13 rue Jean-Mermoz F - 74940 Annecy-le-Vieux

    The refined and sophisticated decor makes for a wonderful place to savour the chef's subtle, inventive cuisine, which uses herbs and spices to good effect. The terrace overlooking Annecy is so pretty. Superb food, a magnificent wine selection and gue..

  • Minami Quite comfortable restaurant 

    19 faubourg Sainte-Claire F - 74000 Annecy

    This small Japanese restaurant has many a contented regular! The setting is minimalist but inviting, and the Japanese cuisine allows itself forays into French territory. Try the seared tuna and green asparagus or monkfish in a crunchy Japanese biscui..

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