Lake Annecy tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lake Annecy: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional region to explore

Lake 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 Lake Annecy. For detailed visitor information see the Lake Annecy travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Veyrier du Lac at 3 km and Menthon Saint Bernard at 6 km.

Lake Annecy, France: places to visit and attractions

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



less than one km (direction west)

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy, enhanced further...

See Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 3 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 6 km (direction south-east)

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See Talloires guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 22 km (direction east)

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

See La Clusaz guide


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


at 32 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


Ski resort at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Megeve guide


at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Sallanches guide


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


at 39 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


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
Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction east-north-east)

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' and most visited for...

See Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval guide

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Map of places to visit near Lake Annecy


Markets in and near Lake Annecy

  • Annecy: market Tuesday all day & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (1km)
  • Annecy-le-Vieux: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Seynod: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Thones: market Saturday (14km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (15km)
  • Albens: market Friday (20km)
  • Faverges: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Lescheraines: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • La Clusaz: market Monday (22km)
  • Le Grand-Bornand: market Wednesday (22km)

More information about Lake Annecy, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Lake Annecy, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (30km)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Veyrier (3km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (5km)
  • Roc de Chere (8km)
  • Gorges du Fier (8km)
  • Col de la Colombière (28km)
  • Mole (34km)
  • Col de Romme (37km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (43km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Lake Annecy is in the east of France at 2 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Lake Annecy is 435 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lake Annecy

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: na

Distance to Lake Annecy

from Annecy (prefecture): 2 km

from Paris: 435 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 260 km

from Bordeaux: 538 km

from Strasbourg: 322 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annecy, Annecy-le-Vieux, Argonay, Cran-Gevrier, Epagny, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Metz-Tessy, Meythet, Naves-Parmelan, Pringy, Sevrier, Seynod, Veyrier-du-Lac and Villaz.

This page in French: Visiter Lake Annecy