Haute-Savoie
Annecy
Recommended
Annecy The Essential
Recommended
The lake may often steal the limelight, but the town can certainly hold its own: every building in Annecy's old town tells of a singular moment in history, from the Palais de l'Île to the castle perched on a rock and the arcades of rue Ste Claire. For all that, the town lives very much in the present. Vibrant and lively, it is a good place to unwind. Take a bicycle ride along the canals or a stroll about the terraces, or sample the hearty cuisine: not a bad programme of events.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Annecy
Old Annecy
Old Annecy
The Thiou and the Vassé, from where the
90 minutes
Forêt du Crêt du Maure
Forêt du Crêt du Maure
Encompassing Semnoz's last promontory,
180 minutes
Europe Gardens
Europe Gardens
This public garden laid out in an
60 minutes
Palais de l'Île
Palais de l'Île
Built on an island in the 12C, the
60 minutes
Rue Ste-Claire
Rue Ste-Claire
This sinuous street, the main street of
15 minutes
Annecy chateau-museum
Annecy chateau-museum
The old residence of the counts of