Lake Annecy

Long ignored, it was in the 1880s that Lake Annecy became a tourist destination in its own right.

With a loan length of 15 kilometers, the lake has a maximum width of 3 kilometers; fed by a few streams, it has an important sub-lacustrine source which springs up to 80 meters deep.

Lake Annecy is reputed to be the purest water lake in Europe. Bordered on one side by the gently sloping, tree-lined massif of Semnoz facing the steep cliffs of its facade is dominated by the majestic peaks of Les Dents de Lanfon or Tournette.

The color of its waters varies from turquoise blue to deep black making it both romantic and austere.

The purity of its waters shelters an important fauna such as Fera or Arctic Char. A major effort has been made to restore its banks to nature, so nature lovers will not miss the Saint-Jorioz reedbeds path.

Why not let yourself be tempted by a tour of the lake by car or by bike. A magnificent cycle path covers almost the entire route. We will be happy to help you rent a bike.

A first circuit of 43 kilometers will take you around the lake, do not miss the castle of Menthon Saint Bernard which inspired Walt Disney for the castle of Sleeping Beauty during one of his stays by the lake in 1930. A short break with Jean Claude Bise at the Bise cottage in Talloires, one of the most beautiful terrace on the lake with a beautiful view of the bay of Talloires which inspired so many painters.

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