Located in the picturesque French Alps, beautiful Annecy is like something out of a fairytale. Follow the winding canals and cobblestone streets. Marvel at the medieval Chateau d’Annecy, once home to the Counts of Geneva. Sail on the blue-green Lake Annecy, which feeds into the Thiou River. Talloires is across the lake and sits majestically overlooking the lake. Both villages offer you that one-of-a-kind Alpine feel. Whether staying along the lake or in a 5★ chateau style property, we love staying in Annecy or Talloires!
The stunning natural environment allows you to enjoy a wide variety of year-round activities such as cycling, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, skiing, diving and sailing. Annecy is the perfect “home base” for skiing with nearby access to Switzerland, France and even Italy!
The Alpine mountain character of Annecy can be found in its food. There are traditional mountain dishes as well as fine gastronomic cuisine! The most famous local products are cheeses such as Reblochon and Tome des Bauges. Of course, chocolate is another speciality. Pair either of these with some fine white wines from the Savoie region! Cooking classes are also unforgettable experiences here in the Alps!
We suggest including Annecy or Talloires as part of your Alpine adventure! Continue on to one of our favorite ski resorts such as Megève or on to the culinary capital of France, Lyon, located in the Rhone Valley!