Lac d'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 Lac d'Annecy and other attractions in Annecy using our Annecy vacation maker site .
Tours to Lac d'Annecy
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $102
Duration: 9 hours
Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $61
Duration: 5 hours
Annecy Half-Day Independent Tour from Geneva BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $61
Duration: 5 hours
Lac d'Annecy Reviews
Had only a day here sadly, but was a treat,the colour of the lake is stunning,photos just don't do it justice,and crystal clear to. The town also stunning,with quaint medieval walkways and bridges, hi... more »
Superbe Eau turquoise et joli cadre nous avons fait le tour du lac en tandem si vous êtes un peu sportif cela vaut le coup . more »Superb turquoise water and pretty setting we went around the lake in tandem if you are a bit sporty it's worth it.
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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