Annecy Tourism

By the lake of Annecy lays the picturesque city that proudly took the name of its owner Aniciacus back in the 8th century. The beautiful city can be framed on your wall. Nevertheless, visiting the city and being amidst its scenic beauty can never be matched with the good things you ever read or hear about it. So if you are wondering about how good could this lake side city get, plan to trip to Annecy to witness it.

Historically, in the time of the French revolution, France conquered the Savoy region after which Annecy was attached to the department of Mont Blanc with Chambery as its capital. Today the city attracts millions of tourists with its beauty and variety of outdoor activities. For entertainment the city enjoys several festivals throughout the year as well. 

The city of Annecy is situated at the northern tip of Lake Annecy in France. The city is referred to as the most popular city of the Alps. Annecy is considered as one of the smallest administrative division of the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region of southeast France. A surfeit of castles, cathedrals along with remarkable architecture of baroque styles add to the attractions of the naturally beautiful city. The highlight of the city is the flawless beauty of Lake Annecy with is streams and canals. The lake is so well maintained that despite the pollution that encompasses the world today, Lake Annecy flows with scrupulously clean and fresh water. 

The strategic location of this commune city with a replete of attractions and outdoor activities contribute largely in making Annecy a perfect holiday destination.

Essential travel information and Annecy tips for your visit

  • There are various winter sport resorts just half an hour away from the City.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are easily available in the open air market in the city.
  • The city tends to get crowded between the months of July and September.
  • Annecy can be used as a connecting city to various other neighboring cities.
  • The best way to commute around the city is by bike.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Annecy

  • Save 7% Annecy Segway Tour
    Annecy Segway Tour1 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    A tour to discover the pleasure of a ride on a Segway. Ride a circuit with a moderate pace that is perfect to discover the Se...

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  • Save 7% Annecy Segway 1h Tour
    Annecy Segway 1h TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Discover the pleasure of riding on a Segway. Enjoy this one hour tour that is perfect for getting a view of Annecy Lake.. Enj...

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  • Save 4% Mobile Wifi Everywhere in Annecy
    Mobile Wifi Everywhere in AnnecyNew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    You will get the best solution to get the internet throughout your trip in France, with the rental of a personal WiFi hotspot...

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  • Save 8% Winter Ski Tour: Annecy City and Wine Degustation
    Winter Ski Tour: Annecy City and Wine DegustationNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Visit the Pearl of French Alps - Annecy City, where you can learn about its rich history, see the city and relax at a cafe in...

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  • Know the pollution level of Annecy before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30.56 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Annecy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Annecy.

    • Burglary and Theft 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety Index 80.94 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 81.42 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 25.67 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.5 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.87 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Annecy

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.37 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.44 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 91.49 USD

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