Explore Annecy – the ‘Venice of the Alps’

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Annecy has it all and never disappoints, making it the perfect day trip from Chamonix for non-skiers. You only need to travel for an hour and twenty minutes from the Chamonix valley to this lakeside city to wander the historic cobbled streets which line the canals of the Old Town, where you can also sample some of the traditional Savoyarde restaurants and unique shops.

Sitting above the Old Town and visible from the banks of the lake, the old château now houses a fine collection of religious sculptures, savoyarde furniture, Alpine anthropology, fine and contemporary art. Meanwhile down in the Old Town, where the lake feeds into the canal system, is the iconic and historic Palais de l’Ile. This fortified building has variously housed a prison, mint and court-house and now gives a unique insight into the history of Annecy and its position at a crossroads of Europe.

Beyond the Old Town, take out a boat or ‘peddl-o’ to enjoy the stunning scenery of the snow-capped mountains which surround the lake or head into the New Town for a high street shopping experience, French-style.

Typical price

Annecy day trip: 75€ per person

Based on minimum 5 people. Price is for a return transfer, for a daytime visit.

Booking and payment for trips to Annecy

Book your Annecy day trip online now on our Chamonix Resort Shop and pay securely through our booking system.

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