Many activities are available in Annecy. The Hôtel Palais de l’Isle will be the ideal starting point. Our staff are on hand to advise you!

Excursions and visits:

  • Lake Annecy
  • Jardins de l’Europe
  • The lakeside
  • The “lovers’ bridge”
  • The old canals
  • The old town of Annecy
  • The old prisons
  • The castle of Annecy


  • Swimming in Lake Annecy
  • A cycle ride around Lake Annecy
  • Summer hiking: Mont Baron, La Tournette and the summit of Semnoz
  • Winter activities: luge, skiing and show-shoeing
  • Bout du Lac Nature reserve
  • Cruises offered by the Compagnie des bateaux
  • Nautical activities: pedaloes, sailing, water-skiing, diving, canoeing

Key events:

  • The Venetian carnival (February – March in Annecy)
  • Annecy marathon (April)
  • The cartoon festival (May)
  • The Technica Maxi Race (May, on Lake Annecy)
  • “Les Pontons Flingueurs” festival (June on Lake Annecy)
  • The animated film festival and showing of films on a giant screen (free – June)
  • Lake Annecy Festival (paying) in August with a firework show
  • Annecy Classic Festival (late August)
  • The “descente des alpages” celebration (early October)
  • Alpine Christmas (December)