Annecy (France)

Annecy Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Alpine Venice

Annecy is a medieval town located to the North of the French Alps. It is centered around a 14th century chateau and is criss-crossed by canals (hence the nickname). Located at the edge of the Lac d'Annecy (famous for its turquoise waters) and with the peaks of Le Semnoz overlooking it, it is fantastically located and it should be no surprise to anyone that this town is one of the most popular tourist towns in the French Alps.

Given its proximity to both the lake and mountains, this is a great place for some active sports - swimming, biking or hiking. In terms of sights, the Palais d'Isle (former prison located on an island in between the canals) and the Annecy Castle are the most famous and well-worth exploring. Needless to say the town is filled to the brim with good restaurants, boulangeries and café's. [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • Annecy is a city in France's region of Rhone-Alpes. It has a population of 52,890, is situated at an altitude of 1457ft and the best airport to fly into is GVA (Geneve Cointrin, Geneva)
  • The currency used in France is the Euro (EUR)

Other cities in the region (Rhone-Alpes, France)

Lyon, Joyeuse, Courchevel, Vallon Pont d'Arc, Chamonix, Val Thorens

Annecy Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

41 46 54 59 70 75 81 79 68 57 45 39

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

3.7 3.5 3.5 2.8 3.7 3.5 2.6 2.5 3.4 4.1 2.6 3.7

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