Annecy tourism and travel guide
Visit Annecy: highlights and tourist informationTravel 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
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*".
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)
- Voltaire Chateau (39km)
Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)
- La Roche-sur-Foron (23km)
- Sallanches (39km)
Regional Natural Parcs
- Massif des Bauges (24km)
- Les jardins du Prieuré (35km)
Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)
(see also historical French towns)
- Chambery (40km)
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
- Albertville (33km)
Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)
Geography and distances
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
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