Annecy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Annecy in Haute-Savoie

Visit Annecy: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy, enhanced further by the mountain backdrop

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Annecy. For detailed visitor information see the Annecy travel guide.

Annecy is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haute-Savoie department (general information: Annecy is 434 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Annecy include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Veyrier du Lac at 5 km and Menthon Saint Bernard at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Annecy, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Annecy in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Savoie

Map of places to visit near Annecy

Markets in and near Annecy

Market days in Annecy: weekly market: Tuesday all day & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Annecy: market Tuesday all day & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Seynod: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Annecy-le-Vieux: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (15km)
  • Thones: market Saturday (15km)
  • Albens: market Friday (19km)
  • Faverges: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Lescheraines: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (23km)
  • Le Grand-Bornand: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Annecy, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Annecy, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Annecy.


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (30km)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Veyrier (4km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (6km)
  • Gorges du Fier (7km)
  • Roc de Chere (9km)
  • Col de la Colombière (29km)
  • Mole (34km)
  • Col de Romme (37km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (44km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Annecy

Canton: Annecy

Arrondissement: Annecy

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 74000

Distance to Annecy

from Annecy (prefecture): 2 km

from Paris: 434 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 261 km

from Bordeaux: 537 km

from Strasbourg: 322 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Annecy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annecy-le-Vieux, Argonay, Cran-Gevrier, Epagny, Lake Annecy, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Metz-Tessy, Meythet, Montagny-les-Lanches, Naves-Parmelan, Poisy, Pringy, Sevrier, Seynod, Veyrier-du-Lac and Villaz.

This page in French: Visiter Annecy