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Lac d'Annecy

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Address: 74000 , Annecy, France
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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

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Beautiful clear water lake

Lac Annecy is a beautiful clear water lake, surrounded by the Alps. It's very relaxing walking around the lake, viewing it and the mountains from lover's bridge, and sitting on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lac Annecy is a beautiful clear water lake, surrounded by the Alps. It's very relaxing walking around the lake, viewing it and the mountains from lover's bridge, and sitting on the grass in the park (near the old castle converted to an hotel) for a picnic. Don't miss the view from the lake of the old city! And the old... More 

Thank omri w
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lake is a pretty spot to stop and catch your breath while travelling. A leisurely walk allows you a view of the lake too.

Thank Carol S
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overcast day but we went for a drive around the lake. Regrettably the drive is mostly not lakeside, but it passes interesting villas and the lake is overlooked by spectacular mountains, Nice beaches and harbours. We will likely return in mid summer.

Thank Maurice P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing views around the lake. Nice walk to the old amazing area. Some nice activities available only in season

Thank Ravitstern
Salzburg, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a boat trip on the lake in October price just under 30 euros for 2 adults. Several operators along the dockings area. Pleasant trip but unfortunately was quite overcast and cold so did not look as beautiful as it does on a sunny day. Lengh and frequency of boat trip depends on time of year. Option was 1... More 

Thank Rach C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a one hour boat ride on the lake, beautiful day, great view of the Alps and islands. amazingly clear water. Loved it.

Thank Patty A
Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for a boat ride, a swim, paragliding, cycling or a lazy lunch on its shores. Sévrier harbour, Duingt, Bout du Lac, Menton-Saint Bernard, Talloires, Saint Jorioz, Annecy. Beautiful Spot, definitely worth a visit.

Thank michelthiry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently spent four nights staying on the shore of this beautiful lake. It is surrounded by mountains and offers a range of leisure activities. A walk or a longer hike along the shores, a picnic,a boat ride or simply sit back and enjoy the view. We drove around the lake which is about 45km and there are a number... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visit Annecy every couple of years and spend time with friends and family. Lake Annecy is a beautiful Alpine lake surrounded by majestic, high mountains. In the summer there is swimming, boating, biking, mountain climbing, hang gliding, and so on. In the winter it is skiers' heaven with many ski resorts within a few miles..

Thank Alan P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can't walk far take a trip around the lake in a boat with or without dining . Or take a stroll and enjoy the vista stop at one of the many benches and just soak up the scenery

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