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Annecy Festival of the Lake

fete du lac 2008 annecy posterAnnecy Festival of the Lake

The beautiful lake of Annecy (74 Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes) in the heart of alpine Savoy, is well worth a visit at any time. The town of Annecy has all the attractions of a modern city, but also has its medieval centre, and being lakeside it offers great views over this most picturesque of lakes – and you can take a boat trip or hire a self-drive boat to explore the lake.

For the adventurous it makes an ideal stop on the route over the Alps to northern Italy – but is also on the TGV fast train network. A circuit of the lake by road is about 20+ miles, but is well worth it to see the lake in its various aspects – although there are plenty of places to stop off and just relax with the tranquil view.
On 3 August 2019 the Fete du Lac d’Annecy (Festival of the Lake) takes place in the evening and  includes music, theatre and a market with the highlight being a spectacular firework display over the lake in the evening on the theme of “around the world in 80 minutes”!

For more info on Annecy Festival of the Lake see

In the Spring Annecy holds its Carnaval 15 – 17 March 2019 with an Italian theme!

Annecy has been called the Alpine Venetia with its canals crossing the historic town. This nickname takes its full sense during the 2 and a half days of the Carnival…when several hundreds of characters in masks roam slowly and freely in the streets of the Old Town, pose, parade and group together on the catwalks.
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B&B Maison D'Hôtes-Guest House A Côté, Annecy

B&B Maison D’Hôtes-Guest House A Côté, Annecy

B&Bs, self-catering apartments and Hotels in Annecy including the B&B Maison D’Hôtes-Guest House A Côté in the centre of the town and near the Lake.

tgvsmallBy Train/TGV to Annecy with

The town, especially lakeside, will once again sparkle with the Lake Fireworks Festival. 1 hours and 10 minutes of non-stop display to appreciate the magical surroundings, the connection between fireworks and music, the entertainment and the public’s involvement Savoie Mont Blanc Tourist Office


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