We have holidayed here many times and this lake, and its surrounding countryside, has to be one of the most idyllic places in France.
Take a boat trip round the lake and appreciate the mountain scenery and delightful villages dotted around the lakeside. Do also take a road trip round the lake, stopping at the various villages. We took numerous picnics on our trips round and had lovely lunches at different locations with different magnificent views.
Swimming in the lake is also a joy, as the water in August/September is a delightful temperature and this lake has the purest water compared to any other French lake. It’s fabulous, especially swimming from the little ‘beach’ at Sévrier.
Lake Annecy and its surrounds are just heaven on earth and we cannot recommend a visit here highly enough - especially out of high season, when you will have the lake to yourself, at times.