Popular Accommodations in Annecy
Highlights in Annecy
- Worth seeing old town
- Ideal for active holidaymakers
- Crystal clear lake
- Excellent kitchen
Most popular in Annecy
Vacation rentals in Annecy
If you are looking for a vacation rental or apartment in Annecy, you will find it all on the northern shore of the Lac d'Annecy. Move into a cosy holiday apartment in Annecy in the historic centre and benefit from the proximity to the cultural sights and the numerous bars and restaurants.Living at Lac d'Annecy
Alternatively, a generously proportioned vacation rental directly on the shores of the lake offers you a fantastic view of one of the clearest waters in the Alps and the picturesque peaks on the horizon. In addition, you will live in a particularly luxurious spacious villa in the northeast of the city, which offers more than enough space for larger travel groups.
Holiday in Annecy
Travelers and Activities
Those who enjoy cultural sights and historical buildings will feel at home in Annecy. On site, the Palais de l'Île not only attracts the landmark of the city, but also the Gothic cathedral from the 16th century, the city park Champ de Mars as well as the ruins of the fortress Sainte Claire. A must for cultural tourists is also the 470 metre high Annecy Castle, enthroned above the old town of Annecy, which is considered one of the most famous historical monuments in France and today houses the Musée-Château.Active holidays in Annecy
Thanks to its direct location on the Lac d'Annecy, the city has several long beaches with lively promenades with numerous cosy pubs and beach bars as well as children's playgrounds. As an alternative to swimming in the lake, you can also try your hand at a surfboard on site or try your hand at stand-up paddling. If you prefer to stay dry, you can either put on your hiking boots and conquer the surrounding peaks on foot or rent a mountain bike to circle the lake on a picturesque 40 kilometre route.
Things to know
While winter sports enthusiasts feel at home at high altitudes between December and early February thanks to the snow guarantee, the first hikers and cyclists are drawn to the Lac d'Annecy between late April and mid-May. The best time for active holidaymakers, however, is in the months of June, July, August and September, when up to 10 hours of sunshine can be enjoyed, warming the air to 25 degrees Celsius. Due to the high demand you should book your vacation rental in Annecy for the summer months as early as possible.Regular events
Every year in March, the Carnaval Vénitien, inspired by the Venetian carnival, marks both the end of winter and the beginning of the event year with its colourful festivities. Other highlights include the Animated Film Festival in June, the Noctibules Night Art Spectacle in July and the Traverse du Lac d'Annecy swimming competition. The film festival as well as the traditional Almabtrieb in October will bring the festival to a close.
Annecy is also known as Venice of the Alps thanks to the numerous canals that run through the old town.
Top travel tips
The Palais de l'Isle, enthroned in the middle of the river Thiou, is connected to both banks of the old town by a bridge and is a sight only from an architectural point of view. Enter the old building and find out why it was given the popular name "old prison".Exclusive trip on the Lac d'Annecy
If you want to experience something very special, book a private tour with Water Taxi Annecy. Let an experienced guide show you the most beautiful places of the crystal clear water and treat yourself to a cool glass of white wine while you enjoy the view.Savoy Kitchen
In Annecy you can truly dine like God in France. The restaurants L'Étage and Le Fréti in the old town, where you can taste traditional Savoy dishes such as raclette, fondue and tartiflette, are an absolute insider tip.