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Le Semnoz

Annecy, France
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails
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Annecy, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I always take my visitors up to the top of Semnoz to see the view of the mountains and the three lakes (Bourget, Annecy, Leman). It's a family friendly ski resort in winter (you can pay by the hour) although it can become a little crowded. Nice restaurant too (Les rochers blancs). Nice for a little excursion around Annecy, picnics... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Le Semnoz, overlooking Annecy. A beautiful place. Sadly our old friends Les Couttets are no longer in that chalet. Ammonier died some time back. His tommes were excellent and greatly appreciated. We might take a trip up next time we are in the region.

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Rio de Janeiro
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We made the tour through the small roads from Annecy and the view of the lake is spectacular. A very beautiful and pleasant drive.

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We drove to Semnoz after a hike in a nearby area as we wanted to get a good view of Mt Blanc. We parked in the carpark and then walked the approx 500m up the final part of Semnoz. Unfortunately the cloud cover was obscuring the summit of the "white mountain" that day but it was great to be up... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I grew up climbing these mountains and it never get old. Always something new to see and do. So many different hike routes to do with different things to see. Easy to access but car and foot.

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Senior Contributor
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

An interesting but not too taxing road will take you up to Le Semnoz past some lovely high meadows. Great views at the top and information boards to help you pick out the surrounding peaks. Beautiful views and very well worth your time.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Take the time to drive up or take the bus. At the top there are very good views to the east of the entire Mont Blanc range and over onti Italy.

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Scotland
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

For us, our trip to the summit of Semnoz was the highlight of our week spent camping by the side of the lake. We were told that we were very fortunate to have such a clear vista on the summit. We could clearly see Mont Blanc and the full range of snowcapped mountains in full detail - exactly as depicted... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fantastic panoramic scenes shared with congregated cows and their bells and a mini pic nic... Bliss!

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Paris
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very beautiful, but very cold! So bring your jacket. There's a ride also that was very very very entertaining before going to the top. There's a restaurant beside the ride after a bit of walking, the fries they serve is just unforgettable. Great place for bikers though.

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