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Aerial sports: Lake Annecy seen from above

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 unforgettable getaway. Starting from 7 years old.You can also go to Poisy to embark on a plane with panoramic canopy and to...

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

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 to join the Church. On the eve of his wedding, encouraged by the latter, who promised to send him angels for a soft landing, he jumped out of...

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Marketplaces 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 Sundays you can also find clothes and handicrafts.On the Place François de Menthon is held every...

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The Castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard

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 the lake route, the Aravis valley and the Bluffy pass. The inhabitants of the neighborhood came to take refuge in the court in time of war....

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Handicraft, know-how and traditions 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 the bell and fairy chimes concerts!In Saint-Jorioz, La Poterie du Lac carries on the know-how of the Hertz family, who moved to Annecy at...

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