Annecy tourism and travel guide

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Visit Annecy: highlights and tourist information

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

Annecy is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Veyrier du Lac at 5 km and Menthon Saint Bernard at 7 km.

Annecy, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 1 km (direction east-south-east)

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional region to...

See Lake Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty village on the banks...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire a boat to explore...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide
Talloires

Talloires

at 10 km (direction south-east)

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on the shores of...

See Talloires guide
 
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La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 23 km (direction east)

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very popular with French...

See La Clusaz guide
Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Savoie department

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa towns in France...

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Albertville

Albertville

at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village on the hill...

See Albertville guide
Belley

Belley

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ain department

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of your visit to Belley...

See Belley guide
Megeve

Megeve

Ski resort at 38 km (direction east)

Megeve is among the most prestigious of the French ski resorts and also an...

See Megeve guide
Sallanches

Sallanches

at 39 km (direction east)

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main attraction, Sallanches itself is pleasant...

See Sallanches guide
Chambery

Chambery

at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and...

See Chambery guide
Beaufort

Beaufort

at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

Beaufort is one of the smallest Alpine ski resorts, which attracts skiers looking for...

See Beaufort guide
Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 45 km (direction east)

It is the views of, and access to, Mont-Blanc which is the principal attraction...

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide
Valmorel

Valmorel

Ski resort at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the charm of the ski resort...

See Valmorel guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Annecy, France

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

Aquarium

  • 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)

 
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Geography and distances

Annecy is in the east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haute-Savoie department (general information: Annecy is 434 kilometres from Paris).

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