At the foot of the French Alps, on the north banks of a magnificent lake, lies the picturesque town of Annecy, also called the Venice of Savoy. Make the most of your stay in Lyon & discover along this journey one of the best sightseeing attractions in France.
In the morning, visit Annecy Old Town traversed by numerous canals and discover among the many sites, the imposing 12th century Palais de L’Isle located in the middle of the Thiou River. Stroll through a labyrinth of quaint streets with medieval arcades, bridges, canals and flower-decked quays. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the many market stalls, souvenir shops, cafés & restaurants. Then, stop at a small "fromagerie" (Cheese Shop) for a cheese-tasting. Learn everything about "reblochon" or "tome des Bauges" while you taste these emblematic French cheese.
At lunch, delight yourself in a local small restaurant having some Savoy’s specialties: tartiflette, raclette, cheese fondue, etc. (Menus start from € 20, not included)
In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to buy some souvenirs or decide to explore more sights like Annecy castle /museum which offers a fantastic view over the town.
Finally, culminate this beautiful day in the Alps with a one hour boat cruise on Annecy Lake. From the heart of this exceptional landscape, discover lovely bordering towns with castles and admire the surrounding snow-topped Alpine peaks and the lake glittering blue water.