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Annecy

3.9
Bodies of Water · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding

Popular things to do in Annecy

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Water Body
Lake Annecy
4.8
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Landmark
La Vieille Ville
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Bridge
Pont des Amours
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps. Built around a 14th-century château, it is dissected by many small canals and streams running out of the wonderfully azure-colored Lac Annecy. Just north of the French Alps, this capital of the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region has plenty freshwater activities. For fun, you can swim, row, or sail around the lake by renting a boat, hike on the mountain trails around the city, and bike around the lake. Located on the numerous pedestrian-only byways that weave the city and river together, you can shop at distinct boutiques lining the narrow stone-paved streets. Then, if you're feeling adventurous, consider hang gliding for an exceptionally textural view of the topography. Use our France day trip app to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Annecy.

Side trips from Annecy

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Canyon
Les Gorges du Fier Lovagny
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Lac du Bourget Aix-les-Bains
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Outdoor Activity
Reve d'Eau Bellentre
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval Hauterives
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Annecy

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Mountain
La Tournette
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Safari
Annecy Lake Safari
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Biking Trail
Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Canyon
Terra Canyon
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Annecy

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Historic Site
Musee Chateau
3.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Basilique de la Visitation
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Eglise Saint-Francois
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Eglise St. Maurice
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Annecy

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Mountain
Semnoz
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Ile des Cygnes
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Annecy

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Zoo
Parc Animalier de la Grande-Jeanne
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Plage Des Marquisats
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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