Going out in Annecy

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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The Savoyard gastronomy

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 Emmental, Tomme, Reblochon, Beaufort, Vacherin and its strapping in wild cherry bark. But have you ever tasted the tamier, made by the...

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The Ancileviennerie

Are you curious to discover Savoyard folklore? Are you lovers of  local craft? Passionate about farm animals or simply greedy? Rendez-vous in October in Annecy-le-Vieux for the Ancileviennerie. Also called “Fête d'automne” ( Feast of Autumn) and - formerly - Foire d'Albigny, this great event puts the spotlight on the best of Savoyard traditions every year. More than 100 exhibitors meet to present their products - crafts, culinary specialties, etc ... Come and observe animals in a mini-farm reconstituted for the occasion and initiate yourself to the traditional threshing, bread making...

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