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Aerial sports: Lake Annecy seen from above

Dec 22, 2017 Event in Annecy

If you are subject to dizziness, go on your way. For the rest, Annecy is the destination to take off. Discover the lake and the surrounding mountains in a new light  by rising above. Guaranteed sensations! Paragliding, helicopter, airplane and even hot air balloon: you get many choices. At the aerodrome of Annecy-Meythet, located north of the city, climb aboard a gyrocopter for a magical flight! The lake under your heel, meet the highest summits of the Alps for an...

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Bernard de Menthon, the patron saint of mountain dwellers and mountain-climbers

Dec 22, 2017 Holiday in Annecy

According to legend, the patron saint of the Alps was born around the year 1000 of the union of Bernoline de Duingt and Baron Richard de Menthon, in the castle to which he gave his name: the castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard.Promised to a noble heiress of the family of Miolans, he nevertheless deeply feels the call of faith. His parents insisted, but the young Bernard did not hear him with that ear, for Saint-Nicolas whispered to him in the other one...

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Marketplaces in Annecy

Dec 22, 2017 Holiday in Annecy

Walking around among the appetizing market stalls is probably one of the most gratifying activities in Annecy! Gastronomy, crafts: please your eyes and your taste buds and bring precious memories. Take advantage of the Christmas time for a gourmet and festive shopping.The old town of Annecy, with its narrow streets, has shops since the Middle Ages. Come and tread upon their pavements and discover the extraordinary richness of the local flavors. On Tuesday and Friday, the food market stands. On...

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The Castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard

Dec 22, 2017 Event in Annecy

Overlooking the lake and the Geneva road from its rocky spur (In Celt, Menthon means "house on the rock"), the castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard is one of the architectural treasures of the Savoy and a real book of history in open air.Actually, it is almost a thousand years of Savoy history that you can read there, from its edification in simple lookout  until today.In the 12th century, three high towers were built on its rock to keep a close eye on...

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Handicraft, know-how and traditions in Annecy

Dec 22, 2017 Going out in Annecy

The lake of Annecy, land of art and history, has seen for centuries excellence know-how, some of which are sought in the four corners of the world.Thus, in Sévrier, the Paccard museum puts the spotlight on  the family expertise of the foundry of the same name, now world leader in church bells and chimes. Open all year, it suggest the visitors to discover the art campanaire thanks to guided tours of the museum but also workshops. Attend the slide of...

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Water sports in Annecy

Dec 22, 2017 Holiday in Annecy

Annecy is the perfect holiday destination for lovers of water sports. On the lake or in the mountains, give free rein to all your desires. Water-skiing, stand-up paddle, sailing, pedalo, canoe-kayak, canyoning and rafting: you have several choices!The sailing school of Annecy opens its doors to all sailors, seasoned or beginners. Sailing boat, dinghy, optimist, catamaran, windsurfing, alone or accompanied by professionals ... hoist the sails and go to discover this lake and all the wonders it conceals.The towns along...

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The Savoyard gastronomy

Dec 22, 2017 Going out in Annecy

During your stay in Annecy, run the restaurants and local markets to discover the culinary specialties: Savoy cheeses, wines, cold meats and desserts of the region.Did you know ? The higher the altitude, the more fruity the cheese extracted from its milk is. If its pasture is in valley, the taste will be stronger. In Annecy, you have many choices with regard to the cheeses. Milk of cow, goat or sheep. Pressed, cooked, soft or creamy. You probably know the...

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The beaches of Lake Annecy

Dec 22, 2017 Annecy surroundings

Skiing, paragliding, diving, canyoning, hiking make your head spin? You can also choose to veg out quietly in one of the many beaches that Lake Annecy offers.In summer, the temperature of the water is 23 degrees on average. Do not forget your swimsuit: Lake Annecy, which is the purest water in Europe, is bordered by beaches as beautiful as welcoming - and often monitored during the summer. Most have restaurants or snacks. watch out: some are chargeable.In Annecy itself, the...

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Fauna and flora of the Lake Annecy

Dec 22, 2017 Holiday in Annecy

Lake Annecy and its surroundings are rich in beautifully preserved fauna and flora, a real green treasure for the region, which attracts many lovers of nature.Several nature reserves have made it possible to maintain the local ecosystem, notably at the southern tip of the lake, the Bout-du-Lac reserve, created in 1974. Bathed by two rivers, l’ Ire and l’ Eau morte” is an area of ​​refuge for many species. Do not forget your binoculars! You will be able to observe,...

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Diving in Annecy

Dec 22, 2017 Holiday in Annecy

Slip your flippers on and throw yourself in the crystal clear water of the purest lake of Europe, whose bottom reserves  many surprises for you... Lake Annecy offers several diving spots.Just below the cliffs of the nature reserve of Roc de Chère, the waters hide a magnificent fall (rocky underwater wall) about forty meters deep. The fauna and flora are very rich, you may even find, in the autumn, small jellyfishes. Towards -20 meters, you can discover a rift and,...

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