Veyrier du Lac, Rhone-Alpes: tourism & sightseeing

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Veyrier du Lac is a pretty village which sits on the edge of Lake Annecy. Veyrier sits in a splendid position hugging the mountains on one side of the village and commanding great views of Lake Annecy on the other.

It is just 5 km from Annecy on the sunny side of the lake, the side known as the Rive Plein Soleil.

Exploring Veyrier du Lac

The town runs mostly along one main street and has attractive buildings typical to the area - steep roofs, wooden balconies and shutters and many painted in pleasant pastel colours. The mairie occupies the prime position in the village and beyond it are wonderful views over the lake. Opposite is Veyrier's church and behind this the hills and Mount Veyrier rising up beyond.

Wander downhill to the Port of Veyrier which is the real highlight of the village. With its lovely wooden boat stop painted in blue/green and the beautiful Lake Annecy behind the views are superb.

There are a few lakes in this part of France (Lac Leman, Lac du Bourget ..) but in my opinion Lake Annecy is by far the most beautiful. It is a large lake and it is ringed by mountains and has villages nestled along the waters edge and  in the hills above the lake. It really is superb.

A few boats are moored in the port and a few bars invite you to sit and have a drink and soak up the fabulous view.  As well as catching a boat at the boat stop and visiting one of the neighbouring villages you can try sailing, diving and water skiing as well as swimming in the lake which keeps a fairly constant 24° during the summer.

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Take a hike to the Cascades de 'Angon, the Angon waterfall, where you not only have the impressive waterfalls but also great views over Lake Annecy.

The Roc de Chere is another good destination, this huge rock has great views over the lake and it is in a nature reserve.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Haute-Savoie guide and the Rhone-Alpes guide.

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Address: Veyrier-du-Lac, Annecy-le-Vieux, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, 74290, France || GPS: latitude 45.882222, longitude 6.178056

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Mont Veyrier: site of natural beauty (2km)
  • Lac d'Annecy: site of natural beauty (3km)
  • Annecy: town of art and history (4km)
  • Roc de Chere: site of natural beauty (5km)
  • Gorges du Fier: site of natural beauty (11km)
  • Massif des Bauges: regional natural parc (22km)
  • La Roche-sur-Foron: recommended detour (23km)
  • Col de la Colombière: site of natural beauty (26km)
  • Albertville: town of art and history (29km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: ville fleurie 4* (30km)

The French version of this page is at Veyrier du Lac (Francais)