Lac d'Annecy bears the nickname of "Europe's Cleanest Lake,” because of strict environmental regulations that have been in place since the 1960s. Consequently, it is also a hotspot for water sports and swimming. You’ll understand why when you see its delicate blue waters up close, clear to the bottom, and as untouched as the day it was discovered. The effect of the lake's beauty is immortalized in Paul Cezanne's painting "Le Lac Bleu," which took its inspiration from it in 1896.
The lake formed 18,000 years ago, when alpine glaciers melted. Fed by multiple rivers and an underground water source, it is a basin for the cleanest of water. Consider a refreshing dip at one of the beaches and enjoy the day with a picnic, instead of spending bundles at local cafes. Arrange to visit Lac d'Annecy and other attractions in Annecy using our Annecy vacation maker site .
Lac d'Annecy Reviews
Vous avez déjà vu un lac pareil ailleurs qu'en montagne vous ? Le lac est immense et quand les rayons de soleils transpercent les nuages les fonds bleu turquoise jaillissent pour le plaisir de nos rét... more »Have you ever seen a lake like this anywhere other than in the mountains? The lake is huge and when the rays of sun pierce the clouds the turquoise blue backgrounds spring for the pleasure of our retinas!
The cleanest lake in Europe, plenty of paths to walk around a view this beautiful lake. You can also hop on a boat on the lake, which stops at many small villages around the lake. more »
So beautiful lake with mountainous in the backgrounds. You can just have family picnic, and for adrenaline seekers, you can have lot of water sport activities, or just enjoy the moment with your family. I really enjoyed the visit.
The most idyllic beautiful natural lake and town. Lac annecy is one of my travelling holidays each year
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