Annecy is in the Haute-Savoie region of eastern France, on the shores of Lake Annecy and is considered to be one of the most popular towns in the Alps. The town has one of the most attractive settings with woods, mountains and boasts the Lake Annecy, pretty villages, markets, lakeside resorts, adventure sports, outdoor activities and a mouth-watering cuisine that attract tourists from all across the globe to experience the charm of this hidden retreat.
The best way to get a taste of the culture of the town and to unveil its hidden treasures is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Annecy which include a tour of the famous Lake Annecy where one can cycle around the lake or for a paddleboat ride. One can lose themselves in the beauty of this ‘Venice of the Alps, while walking along its canals, or visit attractions like Gorges Du Fier, La Vieille Ville, Chateau De Montrottier and La Tournette. The town is home to numerous cathedrals and it is a must to visit some of these cathedrals and churches like Annecy Cathedral, Church Of St. Maurice, Church Of Saint Francis and Notre - Dame De Liesse. One can indulge in various outdoor sports like trekking, hiking, golf, climbing, rafting, paragliding, canyoning and mountain biking. The town provides excellent shopping opportunities at the Annecy farmers markets or relaxing at the lakeside European gardens. Other top things to do when in Annecy include tours to one of its sandy or grassy beaches dotted along the picturesque lake where one can take a carefree dip in the crystal clear waters of the lake. With an endless list of activities and some exceptionally remarkable views, Annecy is one of the top vacation destinations and it is a must to experience the town at least once.