Annecy is a small French commune with breathtaking scenery. Take part in different festivals, go camping, take a walking tour, see the town’s landmarks and tourist spots are just a few of the wonderful things to do in Annecy while on holiday. The city is pure eye candy and conjures up a fairy tale existence with its adorable mini chateaus, sparkling canals and more often than not- perfect weather.
Annecy is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department, eastern France. Because of its close proximity with Geneva, Switzerland, Annecy is a popular holiday destination from the Swiss city. Annecy is also part of a railway system that connects many major cities all across Europe, letting more people discover this charming gem.
Annecy is a popular camping destination, especially the Annecy Lake and the mountains around the city.
The city hosts several sports events. It has its own rugby club called the Union Sportive Annecy Rugby Club. It also holds an annual triathlon named Triathlon International du Lac d’Annecy.
Annecy remains fairly warm year round with average winter temperatures in the upper 10 s Celsius (40s Fahrenheit) and summer temperatures in the upper 20s Celsius (70s Fahrenheit). Winter has a higher percentage of precipitation, which may dampen some outdoor activities. However, winter allows for many sightseeing adventures through the museums and monuments that are available in the town. Summers can become quite warm, but you can cool off by taking breaks for cool refreshments or in one of the many nightlife hotspots across the city after sunset.
For film lovers, you’ll surely love the Annecy International Animated Film Festival which is held annually in June. This animation festival began in 1960 and has become one of four festivals that are sponsored by the International Animated Film Association.
Hotel accommodations in Annecy have very nice ratings, regardless of the price range. You will surely be able to find lodging that will fit your price requirements when visiting Annecy on your holiday. You may also be able to find a good deal with one of the many charming cottages and bed and breakfast rentals during the off-season. Be sure to plan ahead and check the city’s calendar for any events that may cause overbooking in some hotels.
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