Annecy is the very definition of charm. Its canals, its old town, its colourful houses, its streets full of flowers and the exceptional beauty of the mountains will blow you away. Did you know Lake Annecy is Europe's cleanest lake? Apart from taking a dip in its turquoise water, the lake also offers visitors countless other adventures! Ready?
Despite being synonymous with peace and tranquillity, this is one place where you definitely won't be bored. Everything you love doing in one place! Spend a day on the lake fishing in a boat, waterskiing with a speedboat or soaking up the sun on a pedalo. Near our accommodation by Lake Annecy, you'll also find numerous well-signposted hiking routes (don't forget the picnic). Feel like walking around the lake? Well, you can! There are footpaths that allow you to do the full 43 km. You can also rent bicycles and go through all the villages around the lake on the bike paths.
In Annecy itself, you'll also find lots to do. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of the old town and admire the colourful houses, canals and fantastic restaurants. Also not to be missed is the Palais de l’île, listed as a historic site since 1900. Another must is Château d'Annecy, which dates back to the 13th century.
If you're into having brunch, here are 2 restaurants you absolutely have to visit – Le Bar Roux d'Heure and La Bicyclette Rose. A cosy setting, fresh ingredients, delicious pancakes, mouth-watering hot chocolate... you're in for a real treat! Just be aware they don't take reservations, so you'll probably have to wait a bit to get a table, but be rest assured it's worth it.
Le Birdie, your self catering accommodation, is located in the medieval village of Giez in the Northern Alps. We're just 5 minutes by car from the beaches of Lake Annecy and 30 minutes from Annecy. Get ready to feel spoiled during your stay, thanks to our wellness centre, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, children's playground, table tennis table, tennis court, pool table, board games and much more. What more could you want on your dream holiday? Our apartments can sleep 2 to 12 people, meaning you can bring your entire family along! This is one holiday that will have you feeling like new.
If you are planning a day in Annecy you should have a brunch. The Bar Roux d'Heure or La Bicyclette Rose are the 2 best brunches in town. A cosy setting, fresh products, delicious pancakes, excellent sweet and salt plates, in short it's top! Be careful, they do not take reservations.
You can sunbathe on the many beaches of the lake, but why not opt for a nautical activity? Whether it is by boat to fish, by pedal boat to go for a ride or by motor boat to go water skiing, one thing is sure: it will be fun!
Annecy is a beautiful city with the purest lake in Europe running through the city. You will be able to stroll around the old town, store, visit the castle, ride a pedal boat etc.