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Alpine Lakes Annecy_
At the forefront of nautical and outdoor activities, the alpine lakes do not have to be ashamed of the seaside. Like the Italian lakes, they embody a style of vacation. Lake Annecy, Lake Geneva, Lake Bourget, Lake Aiguebelette, each has its specificities.
In a natural setting, at the foot of the mountains, the four glacial lakes of Savoie and Haute-Savoie are vacation spots to be discovered as you wish. A source of vitality and varied sensations, there are many experiences to be had on the shore and on the lakes: sports (cycling, trail running, paragliding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, etc.), nautical (Stand up paddle, rowing, canoeing, diving, water skiing, sailing, kiteboarding, windsurfing ...) and gastronomic. The seasonal wings, spring and autumn, are suitable for staying on the sidelines of the summer season, which is the busiest.
In summer, the water is as hot or even hotter than the sea or the ocean for swimming: the beach in the mountains? The four large developed lakes of Savoie and Haute-Savoie are veritable mini-seaside resorts, each with its own particularities.
Annecy, capital of Haute-Savoie, nestled by its lake in a mountain setting, is known for the quality of its environment and its quality of life.
Its Old Town with its small cobbled streets, its pink, green, yellow or blue buildings, or even its transverse canals, it is quite naturally that Old Annecy has been awarded the title of "Venice of the Alps". In the Middle Ages, many artisans settled on the banks of the Thiou river and took advantage of its driving force. On both sides of the feudal lords established themselves as well as the count of Geneva in Annecy.
While strolling, you will be able to feel in its architecture this unfolding of history which gives Annecy all its charm. Between historical monuments and canals, around narrow streets or under its medieval arcades, the old town invites you to stroll through the corridors of time...
Lake Annecy considered the purest lake in Europe, its turquoise and transparent water surrounded by the surrounding mountains make it a dream setting where calm and serenity reign supreme. Swan Island, canals in the old town, nature reserves, castles overlooking the lake or on a peninsula, lake archaeological sites classified by UNESCO, mythical wreck… You cannot imagine all that you can see at the lake of 'Annecy!
Aix les Bains
A natural territory of well-being, Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes regenerates the body through the practice of sports activities, enriches the mind through the beauty of its landscapes, its gastronomy, its cultural offer and strengthens the vitality of those who discover it. Immerse yourself in the discovery of the preserved environment, the know-how, the riches and meet artisans who are passionate about their profession. Explore these emblematic places which by their singularity, their history and their natural beauty know how to transport you and make your holidays memorable. These belvederes alone, stroll along the water, Hautecombe abbey , vestiges of the Belle Epoque… are a good reason to come to Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes! So ready to travel?
Reblochon is a cheese from Savoie, best known for its tartiflette recipe, of which it is one of the main ingredients. However, this soft and creamy cheese is not only tasted hot and melted, it is also delicious raw.
It takes its name from the verb "reblocher" which means, in Savoyard country, to milk the cows twice. Indeed, in the Middle Ages, the peasants had to pay a royalty according to the production of milk. They only carried out part of the milking during the control in order to minimize their due. Once the controller left, they carried out the second part of the milking. It is from this fraud that its name was born.
Among the most beautiful resorts in the French Alps, in the heart of the Aravis Massif, in Haute-Savoie ideally located between Mont-Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland, Le Grand-Bornand offers the best of the Alps ! You will not be able to remain insensitive to the charm and the grandiose landscapes of this mountain village.
Le Grand-Bornand is of course a tourist resort, both summer and winter, but also a real charming village that lives all year round and here, generous nature has done things well...
It all starts with the Aravis Range , a splendid backdrop, capped at 2,750 meters by Pointe Percée, the emblematic summit of the Massif, from which curves that are at once harmonious, green, wooded and accessible descend to the village.
The Grand Parc d'Andilly
The Grand Parc d'Andilly is the largest amusement park in Haute-Savoie. Nestled in the heart of a fabulous 12 hectare forest, it opens its doors to you to enjoy unforgettable moments with family or friends throughout the year.
Through the seasons, discover the four worlds of the Petit Pays which each year bring together more than 170,000 visitors: the Grandes Médiévales d'Andilly, which take place in May / June over 5 days; the Grand Parc d'Andilly, which welcomes you all summer; the Hamlet of Santa Claus; the Great Christmas Park.
Geneva is probably best known as one of the centers of international diplomacy led by the United Nations Office (UN). But Geneva is not only an international city, it is also a city of culture, a city of parks and more discreetly recognized as a city of finance. Geneva is now home to some two hundred international organizations, governmental and non-governmental. It is a city of culture with its theater, opera, universities and schools, no less than forty museums etc ...
It is undoubtedly a city that cherishes its nature with 310 hectares of parks, 40,000 trees in the public domain, 428,000 plants to decorate the city, including 40,000 rose bushes.
The little city pearl at the gates of the mountains, offers breathtaking landscapes! Lake Geneva, located on Swiss and French territories, is the largest alpine lake in Europe. Crescent-shaped, it is approximately seventy-three kilometers long and its area is close to 580m2.
If you love shopping, Geneva will be your paradise. From the most prestigious ready-to-wear brands to luxury watch brands and local designers, Geneva will seduce you with the diversity of its proposals and its number of shops per square meter.
The most prestigious boutiques in the city will give you starry eyes! The biggest brands have stores in Geneva and they have opened their doors to welcome you for a shopping spree! Rue du Rhône is certainly the most famous and chic in Geneva; you will really find everything there: from clothes to electronics, from watches to jewelry, from hypermarkets to caviars, from cigars to diamonds, ...
The Aravis range
Wherever you are, this mountain chain, a true “backbone” of the Val d'Arly, can be seen under its different profiles with the same charm. The only passage through this mountain range is the Col des Aravis (1486m). Some of its majestic peaks are accessible by hiking, some by via ferrata (Mont-Charvin ). The mountain road which runs at the foot of the chain is a good way to discover this environment.
Both sporty and family-friendly, the resort of La Clusaz has a wide variety of ski slopes suitable for all levels. La Clusaz station is located 30 km from Annecy and one hour from Geneva. At the heart of the Alps nestled at the foot of the Aravis Massif, the village is a resort with authentic charm. It is also the cradle of great ski champions, who have enabled it to acquire international fame. All mountain sports are represented there in both winter and summer.
Rich in ancestral traditions, the village offers a splendid nature and offers a local gastronomy appreciated and recognized, thanks to the know-how and the will of the farmers and the breeders. The manufacture of reblochon is a specialty of the region. You can taste many specialties made from local cheese in the restaurants.
Yvoire is a medieval town dating from the beginning of the 14th century. Located on the French shore of Lake Geneva, between Geneva and Evian, the village of Yvoire is nicknamed the pearl of the lake. Medieval flowered village, Yvoire has been rewarded many times and is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France for the charm of its alleys which lead to Lake Geneva and its old stones which invite the visitor to plunge into the history of Savoy.
In the fortified village, you will travel from the Middle Ages discovering the gates and ramparts which protected the village and the castle, until modern times to discover a picturesque site which has preserved its character very well.
You can come and admire the first suspension bridge in Europe located between Annecy and Geneva, you will always be surprised and amazed by this extraordinary architecture.
The idea of building a suspension bridge was approved in 1834 by King Charles-Albert, Duke of Savoy, who gave his name to the structure. 180m long and 147m high, the bridge is now entirely pedestrian. Property of the Departmental Council of Haute-Savoie, this industrial genius of the time has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1966.
GRAND TOUR D'AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
GRAND TOUR OF AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
14 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
14 JOURS / 14 NUITS
2 semaines à la découverte des plus beaux sites incontournables de la région. Un circuit exceptionnel !
2 weeks to discover the most beautiful unmissable sites in the region. An exceptional circuit!