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.