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
Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Annecy with official tour guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $224
Duration: 2 hours
Lake Annecy tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $239
Duration: 4 hours
Aperitif on the heights of Lake Annecy BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $105
Duration: 3 hours
Lake Annecy reviews
The Annecy lake is really a wonder. You can just stroll around, enjoy the good weather, enjoy the people walking/running/biking/etc... and the amazing scenery 360 degrees around you. - I would... more »
Stunning location, so much to do, beautiful views and towns. Lake is clear and perfect for swimming in. Would definitely recommend a visit 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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