Lake Annecy bears the nickname of "Europe's Cleanest Lake,” because of strict environmental regulations that have been in place since the 1960s. Consequently, it is also a hotspot for water sports and swimming. You’ll understand why when you see its delicate blue waters up close, clear to the bottom, and as untouched as the day it was discovered. The effect of the lake's beauty is immortalized in Paul Cezanne's painting "Le Lac Bleu," which took its inspiration from it in 1896.
The lake formed 18,000 years ago, when alpine glaciers melted. Fed by multiple rivers and an underground water source, it is a basin for the cleanest of water. Consider a refreshing dip at one of the beaches and enjoy the day with a picnic, instead of spending bundles at local cafes. Arrange to visit Lake Annecy and other attractions in Annecy using our Annecy vacation maker site.
Tours To Lake Annecy
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $105
Duration: 9 hours
Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $66
Duration: 5 hours
Annecy Half-Day Independent Tour from Geneva BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
Duration: 5 hours
Lake Annecy Reviews
Went in January when crowds were absent. Thankfully, it was relatively warm which made wandering through the old town very enjoyable. more »
The most beautiful lake in the world very romantic place just take a boat and make lake boat trip you will not regret it I strongly recommend it for people who’s making honeymoon 😉 more »
So beautiful lake with mountainous in the backgrounds. You can just have family picnic, and for adrenaline seekers, you can have lot of water sport activities, or just enjoy the moment with your family. I really enjoyed the visit.
The most idyllic beautiful natural lake and town. Lac annecy is one of my travelling holidays each year
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