Coach Holidays to Annecy which is Situated at the northern tip of the incredibly blue Lac d’Annecy, the city of Annecy is the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday. The combination of tranquil lakes, sublime mountain scenery and the charming atmosphere of the ‘Veille Ville’ (Old Town) make Annecy one of the most memorable resorts in France and an ideal base from which to explore the highlights of the French Alps.
Visitors in a more sedentary mood can choose to sit alongside the lake and feed the swans, or enjoy coffee and a croissant in one of the restaurants and cafés on the geranium-lined canals or sunny quays of the old city. Alternatively, a visit to some of the city’s interesting museums and historic buildings is a good way to while away an afternoon.
Particularly of interest are the picturesque cobbled streets on either side of the Canal du Thiou, with their selection of both traditional and more urbane shops and restaurants set amongst the 17th century buildings. In contrast to nearby Geneva, Annecy was staunchly Catholic during the Reformation and the Château d’Annecy, set on a pinnacle overlooking the town, together with the late Renaissance cathedral are two of the many historic buildings dating from those turbulent times.
The lake is an important focus for the city, with beautiful promenades and gardens along its bank and pleasant lawn-lined swimming beaches, such as the Plage des Marquisats freely available throughout the summer.
We use the Hotel Mercure, located on the edge of town, with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.
The central region encompasses the old city and the more modern business district from the Rue Sommellier to the Château d’Annecy, with a huge selection of shops, restaurants and bars to cater for every taste.
There are several beaches along the banks of Lac d’Annecy, most impressive of which are the Plage des Marquisats and the Plage de l’Imperial. The Jardins de l’Europe and the promenades along the lake and canals are also very picturesque.