Things to see and do - Annecy
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Annecy Travel guide
Annecy : Michelin's recommendations
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.
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, ..
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 ..
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..
13 Rue Perriere F - 74000 Annecy
Prix Prices from : 89 €
This hotel is located in the heart of Annency, a few steps from the castle. It offers individually-decorated rooms with views of the canals, the medieval castle or the town. Each air-conditioned guest-room in the 18th-century building has satellite ..
19, Rue Vaugelas F - 74000 Annecy
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..
1 Place St Francois F - 74000 Annecy
Prix Prices from : 69 €
This 17th-century building is located in the old town, just 80 metres from Lake Annecy. It offers rooms with views of the canal or courtyard. The Hotel de Savoie has individually-decorated guestrooms, which are equipped with satellite TV. Some have ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..