About Annecy, France
Known as the ‘pearl’ of the French Alps, it’s hard to beat Annecy for breathtaking views. Located on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, the city offers fantastic lake and mountain vistas, with plenty of gorge areas to explore. The magnificent castle is well worth a visit, while the city’s ample green spaces are perfect for picnics and relaxing afternoons in the sun.
Blending traditional Savoy architecture with classical Genevan influences, Annecy is the perfect tourist destination, yet it never feels overcrowded. You can learn about the city’s fascinating history in the numerous museums and art galleries, and enjoy its handicraft heritage at one of the many local crafting workshops.
Awarded the ‘Golden Flower’ in 2015, Annecy is a huge hit with plant lovers, and its animated film festival brings movie fans to the city from across the globe. The old town is truly stunning, taking you back in time with its picturesque streets and buildings. It’s the perfect spot for taking photos, especially if you happen to be there during the Venetian carnival.