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

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

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Annecy for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Annecy.

    • Burglary and Theft 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.73 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.27 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.45 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.91 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.27 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20.45 (Low)
    • Safety Index 80.27 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 81.42 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 31.96 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.33 (High)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.39 (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 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.34 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.57 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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