Annecy holidays Things to see & do, beaches, excursions from Annecy

Annecy is a beautiful town sitting on the edge of Lake Annecy and boasts several parks, squares and play areas providing a superb place for family holidays.

When wandering around the historical old town, its easy to imagine that you are in Venice as there are so many canals that are lined with cafes, restaurants and boutiques.

For food shopping, try the local market which takes place every Wednesday morning on the Rue des Pommaires - full of fresh produce from the area and a good place to stock up on essentials if you are on a self catering holiday.

Key facts...
Restaurants 50+
Families
Beach
Watersports
Skiing
Car recommended
Nearest airport Geneva (70km)
Nearest train station Annecy

Featured holiday rentals

Annecy is a very popular holiday destination throughout the year but especially during the summer with hikers and watersports enthusiasts visiting from all over Europe.

There is a very good selection of self catering holiday rentals such as town houses, cottages, hillside chalets and lakeside villas which are excellent value.

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Things to see and do in Annecy

  • Take a steamer around Lake Annecy
  • Tour the Castles of Annecy and Menthon St Bernard
  • Day trip to Geneva for shopping
  • Explore the hiking trails in the Massif Aravis mountains
  • Ski in La Clusaz or Le Grand Bornand
views of the snowy mountains from lake annecy

Our view on Annecy

Annecy is a beautiful town on the edge of the lake and has everything you need for your lakes & mountains holiday - great lidos for watersports, many shops and restaurants and is the ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the Aravis mountain foothills any time of year...