Annecy experiences humid subarctic continental climate with pleasant summers and occasional rainfall. If you are visiting Annecy for the first time, make sure you learn about its climate chart before visiting the place.
Spring (March and April): With newly bloomed colorful flowers covering the Alps, Annecy becomes a perfect painted canvas. The moderate temperature and less ice on Alps, making hiking trails opens up in this season. If you come in this season, you will come across many tours operators organizing guided excursion around Lake Annecy and that too at reasonable price. Moreover, festival like Venetian Carnival also makes Annecy perfect for an off-season vacation.
Summer (May to September): This is probably the peak season of Annecy. The temperature in this season stays around 30degree Celsius, the days become longer. Hence, this makes easier for travelers to explore Annecy in a much better way. Activities like swimming, waterskiing, sailing and diving around Lake Annecy becomes a common feature of this season. Event like the International Animation Film Festival and the firework of Annual Lake Festival attracts more crowd in this season. Hence, there is very little chance to crack a reasonable deal while booking for hotels.
Autumn (October and November): The early Autumn period remains warmer as compare to the latter period. The famous festival of October – Return From The Alpine Pastures Festival is also held in this season. If you are visiting Annecy in this off-season, you will come across many events while walking down the lanes. For instance, procession my folk musician, stalls selling crafts and local produce are some of the common feature of this event.
Winter (December to February): Winter in this French city means snowcapped Alpine peaks and enjoying activities like skiing and snowboarding. Though the temperature remains extremely cold but tourists who come for family vacation do come in this season as well.
Hence, among all these seasons Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit Annecy. The hotel deals come at a much lower price and many popular festivals and events can be enjoyed in this season. As an alternate option winter can also be considered. But if crowd doesn’t bother you much, then the obvious option is summer.