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 the end of the 19th century. For a century and a half, its workshops produce ceramics for the largest tables of Savoy. The Poterie du Lac is open all through the year.Passionate about history, you can also immerse yourself in the 19th century Savoyard, thanks to several museums: the Laudon Country House and the Lake Annecy Ecomuseum.The Country of Laudon  House , located in Saint-Jorioz, is an old farm of the XIXth century. Saint-Joriens volunteers bring this place to life with great passion, anxious to transmit their history, their culture and their traditions. Discover, beside them, the everyday life of the period, punctuated by the work of the fields. Objects and tools are displayed, testifying to the old activities of the place: vineyard, fishing, fruit culture, crafts, etc ... Not forgetting costumes and period objects of decoration. The farm is open all summer and during the year by appointment.In Sevrier, the Ecomuseum of Lake Annecy invites you to a journey in the old days, thanks to an important collection of costumes and objects. Interactive visit, play-puzzle for children, initiation workshops to craft skills (lace, sculpture, embroidery, painting, etc ...), it allows the young as well as the adults to discover in a playful way the richness of the Savoy of XIXth century.