Circuit découverte : Le tour du lac d'Annecy
Road in Annemasse
Warning: Unsecured hours
Difference in height
- 1961 m
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- Points of interest
1 Maison du Salève
The Maison du Salève’s eco-boutique features local artisans, food producers and writers.
2 Le Hameau du Père Noël
A bit further on you enter another world, that of his twin brother, Father Whipper! Much nicer than he seems, he will also show you his clean and tidy home.
Finally, to complete the family, one of the Mother Christmases has opened the doors to her cottage to show you a third, feminine, world of Christmas.
Finally, the latest arrival, the Sandman has arranged an Attic of Dummies for Father Christmas which is completely dedicated to this childhood object.
To complete the magic, there is a crêperie and souvenir shop.
Open all year, don’t hesitate to check the opening times and seasonal events. Father Christmas, Mother Christmas and the Sandman appear regularly to meet you and tell plenty of stories.
3 Le Grand Parc d'Andilly
A day out in a dreamy setting...
- 8 hectares of lush, green forest with a stream ""Le Nant Trouble""
- here and there shaded clearings and ponds
- home to some one hundred animals: pigs, sheep, donkeys, goats, reindeer, geese, ducks...
Then it’s time for a show, with the owl contest or Amadeus, a musical show...
Snacks served in the tavern on-site or bring a picnic.
4 Chosal Farm
Other activities are available on request (donkey rental, Art and Nature trail, birthdays ...)
7 Lake Annecy Tourist Office
- sale of books for hikes around Lake Annecy (IGN, walks around the lake ...),
- sale of books and DVD featuring the history of the city and surrounding sites,
- sales of Gourmet Map (1 meal purchased, one free meal in 25 participating restaurants)
- sale of books bus network SIBRA,
- ticket sales for tours of the old town.
Throughout the year, many ticket shows, concerts ...
8 Musée-Château d'Annecy
In 1953, the city of Annecy bought the castle from the Ministry of Defense. The museum's first exhibition was inaugurated three years later. Since then, the museum has presented various temporary exhibitions for visitors, as well as collections related to regional heritage, underwater archeology, medieval sculpture, landscape painting, contemporary art and animation films.
In its current state, the castle is a good illustration of how castle architecture changed between the 13th and 16th centuries. The Tour de la Reine is the oldest part of the castle, dating back to the 13th century. Built on elevated ground, it most likely replaced a primitive keep. Measuring over 30 meters high and with walls up to 3.3 meters thick, the tower was used for defensive and military purposes.
The residential quarters of the castle are more recent. Both the Logis Nemours and the Logis Neuf (new lodging house) can be dated to the 16th century and are typical examples of Renaissance architecture. These later constructions clearly attest to the growing importance of elegance and comfort to be found in princely residences. Large windows adorn the facades and allow for natural light to enter the rooms, some of which are decorated with wall paintings and equipped with latrines.
9 Conservatoire for Art and History
10 Annecy Garden of Europe
11 Plage municipale de Sevrier
12 Plage municipale de Saint-Jorioz
13 Plage municipale de Talloires
Beach supervised by lifeguards
Diving board and slide
Pool for the little ones
Large sunny lawn but also a lot of shade. Benches.
Beach towel sales, deckchair rental.
Beach volleyball and pétanque. Lending of volleyballs and table tennis rackets.
Bar and restaurant on site.
The nautical center is located within the perimeter of the beach (sailing, paddle, kayak, catamaran lessons and rental).
440 parking spaces nearby.
Please note, dogs are not accepted on the beach.
14 Cascade de Talloires circular route
15 Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard
During the Renaissance, the austere castle was transformed into a place of residence. Then, at the end of the 18th century, a facade was built, opening up a view of the lake.
Then, at the end of the 19th century, under the impetus of the great-grandfather of the current owners, René de Menthon, the castle began its great metamorphosis towards that romantic subtlety which makes up its charm and even its mystery...
16 Plage municipale de Menthon-Saint-Bernard
Part of the harbour is occupied by pedal boat and small motor boat hire companies, the remainder is reserved for the commune's Fishing Association.
18 La Roche sur Foron Tourist Office
- 1961 meters of difference in height