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The town of ANNECY

Nicknamed “The Venice of the Alps” for its proximity to water and its canals, Haute-Savoie’s administrative capital is world-renowned for the beauty of its setting and its high quality of life.

Beyond the town, on the shores of the lake, are a multitude of villages inviting you to enjoy taking it easy, a sporting activity or diving into the history of the Savoie region. The many châteaux, such as Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Montrottier, Duingt, or Thorens, the churches and the abbeys all bear witness to its rich and well-preserved heritage.

In addition to the trail running and sporting events, several important events feature on the town’s calendar, amongst them ‘La Descente des Alpages’ celebrating the return of livestock from their summer pastures, the Venetian carnival, the Italian Film Festival and the International Animated Film Festival.

Ideally situated 30 minutes from Geneva airport, the Annecy area has extended little by little to include many other small towns and villages. The Greater Annecy area unites almost 34 communes, allowing the new conurbation to enjoy greater exposure on a regional, national and international level. Whether on the shores of the lake or in the valley, each of these communes has its own features and enjoys stunning panoramas.


Between village and growth dynamism

Lake Annecy is not limited to the beautiful city of Annecy, there are many towns and villages all around, allowing you to discover the lake and its activities from different angles. Come and spend your holidays in Annecy and discover Veyrier du lac, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Talloires, Doussard, Duingt as well as Saint Jorioz and Sevrier.

For the lovers of gastronomy, go to Veyrier du Lac. This charming traditional village is home to the restaurant of Chef Yoann Conte, which is now 2* in the Michelin Guide. He will offer you a mixed cuisine, guided by the seasonality of the products.

Menthon-Saint-Bernardis famous for its castle dating from the 12th century. In the middle of a park, it’s one of the architectural jewels of Savoy. This pretty village is also the starting point for many hikes.

For castle lovers, there are also castles to discover on the charming village of Duington the other side of the lake and inSaint-Jorioz. Sevrier, benefits from an ideal geographical situation near the old town of Annecy and its magnificent canals.

Make the Venice of the Alps your home

When you invest in Annecy, you choose a destination that is never out of fashion and always the place to be, located on the shores of Europe’s purest lake and close to Geneva. Year-round rental income is as guaranteed as the exceptional setting. In 2021, Annecy was as France’s best town to live in.

In figures

5Michelin-starred restaurants
1Europe’s purest lake
6ski resorts less than an hour away
5 5-star hotels
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