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Annecy, the gateway to Lake Annecy

Annecy is one of most beautiful destinations in France for nature lovers. Around the Lake Annecy, there is a feel of serenity and relaxation. Sports and nature are the prime attractions. One can have a go at water-skiing, rowing, kayak, sailing, kite-surfing, canyoning, skiing, snowkiting, cycling, trekking, paragliding and climbing. All this in an incredibly beautiful natural setting. And of course the town itself has a lot to offer. The landmarks in Annecy are the Castles of Annecy and Menthon St Bernard.

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If you are there in summer, don’t miss the numerous beaches on the lakeside and take advantage of water which is at 24° Celsius all day in summer. You can also ride along the second longest cycle track in France which goes through some enchanting scenery. If it’s in winter, put on your ski-boots and head to the region’s ski resorts right next to the Lake.

In Annecy in the Haute-Savoie, recipes are handed down generation to for the delight of everyone. Discover the region’s which consist of lake fish, cheeses and wines, aromas and plants from mountains. A true reflection of authentic terroir cuisine.

Annecy is a touristic town and as such you are bound to have a choice of shops in the city centre. From souvenir shops to local and international brands, you will have everything in Annecy.

Office de tourisme de Annecy
1 rue Jean Jaurès 74000 Annecy.
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 45 00 33

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Annecy can be found.

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Pass 3 countries I need pass for 12 journeys with 4 adults in French,Swiss and Italy, Paris-Lyon-annecy-Geneva-interlaken-Zurich-Venezia-nice-loiret-Paris ,which pass should I take?

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Paris-nice-lyon-annecy-starsburg-paris Will be travelling with my husband and lil one to Paris,Nice,Lyon,Annecy and Strasburg is it wise to buy a French rail pass and also do all trains accept the above said pass.please help

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France train ticket booking I would like to book the train from Annecy to Chamonix, and from Chamonix to Paris. But the system can only be searched up to 17 April 2016, no ticket can be found form 18 April 2016 onwards. May I know when the tickets from 18 April 2016 (...)

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Paris and annecy [ul][li]I'm planning to explore Paris and Annecy for a week, planning to catch a trian to Annecy from Paris and maybe from Annecy to Lyon, for a couple days then back to Paris and sightseeing around for a couple day plus one day for Disneyland! (...)

Maemae C. | 18 March 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Travel pass in france? My family will be in Paris 4D3N, Annecy 3D2N and then taking a bus to Geneva. In terms of transport, is it more economical to get a travel pass? Thank you.

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    "The first class coach was very comfortable. The journey was pleasant. Only problem - the toilet did not have water to wash hands. "

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