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Internationally recognized as the purest natural lake in Europe, Lake Annecy largely contributes to the charm of its city... and ensure your stay in Rhône-Alpes to be an unforgettable experience.

Turquoise waters
and enchanting landscapes
the promise of Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy, an undeniable asset of charm for your stay... Each bank has its own richness and specificities :

  • North of the lake, the city centre and its shops, the "Vieil Annecy" old town with its alleys and its prisons, the "Pont des Amours" and its canals
  • The left bank, dotted with the towns of Sevrier, Saint-Jorioz, Duingt and its magnificent castle advancing on the lake from its peninsula, offers a breathtaking view of "Mont Veyrier", the “Tournette” and the "Dents de Lanfon" mountains.
  • The right bank, for its part, is bordered by small charming villages enjoying the sunset such as Angon or Talloires, Veyrier-du-Lac or Menthon-Saint-Bernard, overlooked by its thousand-year-old castle which looks like "Sleeping Beauty"
  • At the place called “Bout du Lac,” not far from Doussard, take a walk in the nature reserve with a surface area of more than 80 hectares, to the delight of the beavers, hosts of this place.
Lake Annecy is punctuated by a multitude of enchanting places such as restaurants on the waterfront, beaches and walking trails... Your walk along its banks will be a wonderful surprise every moment!

A range of activitieson and around Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy is full of wonders, to be discovered during a boat trip or a cycling excursion…You can enjoy various breathtaking views of the purest lake in Europe, from places like the "Col de la Forclaz", the summit of "Roc de Chère", the Duingt peninsula or even from the terraces of the Imperial Palace. Explore the 33 km of greenway on the edge of Lake Annecy by bike, rollerblade, scooter or on foot... to discover exceptional panoramas.

Relax on one of the many furnished and partially shaded beaches which offer a harmonious setting. There are plenty of water activities: hire a paddle boat, paddle board, windsurf, dinghy or a boat (with or without licence), try water skiing or wakeboarding to discover the shores of Lake Annecy in a different way.
Take advantage of the incredible variety of activities offered in the Annecy region by staying at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Annecy. Enjoy the incredible variety of activities possible in the Annecy region while staying at the Imperial Palace hotel in Annecy.

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