Lake Annecy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lake Annecy in Haute-Savoie

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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Veyrier du Lac at 3 km and Menthon Saint Bernard at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lake 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 Lake 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 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

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

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