Practical information about Annecy
Annecy in a few:
Nestled between a lake and a mountain, the Venice des Alpes has always attracted holidaymakers with the rich heritage, that it was able to preserve and to maintain. Nature lovers can revitalize themselves on the outskirts of the lake, the purest in Europe, and set off on an adventure on the mountain paths. The passionate of history will get bogged down on the lattice of medieval little streets and on the flowered quays along the canals which have deserved its pretty nickname. And for those who prefer strong feelings, Annecy, European capital of outdoor sports, offers them a wide choice of sports activities, on summer and winter: sailing, water skiing, canyoning, paragliding, skiing, etc ... Nature and culture, sports and leisure activities, on the water or in heights, go off to discover this charming city and the surrounding villages, which holds also many treasures: Talloires and its Abbey, which inspired Cézanne, Annecy-le- Vieux, its paved alleys, its bell-tower of the twelfth century …
When should we come?
Annecy benefits from a micro climate. Obviously you can get some snow in Annecy during the winter season but the Annecy lake is also quite pleasant during the summer with a temperature that can be above 20°C. You can come summer as winter, depending on the activities you wish to practice. Autumn can be quite rainny so this is the period to avoid.
Good to know!
Annecy can be extremely busy during the summer season. For those who are looking for a quite holiday, think about coming outside the school holiday periods. Moreover, the prices are totally different and much more attractive! Enjoy your stay by the Annecy lake.
How to get there?
Car: Easily accessible, Annecy is served by the A41 motorway. It takes about 1h30 from Lyon, 5h30 from Paris, 45m from Geneve.
Train: there is a direct TGV from Paris (Gare de Lyon). The journey takes 3h30.
Airport: Annecy has at its disposal Annecy-Meythet Airport. The city is also close to two international airports:
- Geneva International Airport, 45 km from Annecy. During the week, 3 buses a day take you directly to the city center. The journey takes about 2 hours. By car, take the A41 motorway, for a 45m ride. You can also take a taxi coming out of the airport.
- Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport, 125 km from Annecy. You can go to Annecy by TGV or regional trains.