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City break in Annecy. Active leisure ideas for Annecy - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Besides historic attractions, Annecy is famous for its unique natural landmarks, visiting which can make any vacation even more exciting and unforgettable. The city lies on the tip of Lake Annecy that is a popular recreation area for not only tourists but also locals. Annecy has an attractive waterfront area. Additionally, several charming beaches open at the lakeside in summer. There are playgrounds for children, numerous cafes, and shopping tents here. The lakeshore has a developed infrastructure, so this place is never empty even in winter. In summer, vacationers can make their stay in Annecy more diverse by enjoying boat rides. There are even comfortable fishing spots on the lake.
Original shops in Annecy, which are usually open in attractive historical buildings, are a true magnet for all shopaholics. Numerous designer and artisan shops wait for visitors, offering … Open
The city center is very green because of numerous trees and ornamental plants. Besides that, there are several cozy parks in Annecy. Jardins de l’Europe, is usually recognized as the most picturesque public park in the city. It is located near the lake. Initially, there was a swampy area instead of the beautiful park that we can see today. It was decided to make an English garden here in the 19th century. For this purpose, more than 600 trees and thousands of different flowers were planted on the site. It is also so pleasant to look at old sculptures that decorate this park. The landscaped design of this area is so amazing that you will want to return to this place again. Numerous benches and cozy gazebos are great for relaxing. Every year, Jardins de l’Europe has a new landscaped design. By the way, this park offers a fantastic view of the lake and the mountains.
The main public park in Annecy has an interesting and romantic landmark. Young people and romantic couples enjoy visiting Pont des Amours. There are many rituals and traditions associated with this footbridge. It is built above one of the city canals. Local people believe that if lovers kiss each other while standing on this bridge, they will be together for the rest of their lives. There is a mooring station near the bridge where everyone can rent a boat and enjoy a memorable ride in the lake. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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To see the next attraction, tourists need to head to the countryside. Gorges du Fier is a stunning canyon located approximately 10 kilometers from Annecy. This is one of the most attractive natural attractions in the region. This canyon was formed by the erosion caused by the Fier River that is still flowing at its bottom. Special footbridges 25 meters above the river are great viewpoints that offer a fantastic panorama of the area. Some parts of the gorge are so narrow that you will be able to touch its stone walls. The river flow forms several pools that are open for swimming in summer.
It is important to mention that Lake Annecy is a popular center of water sports. It frequently hosts canoeing competitions. Everyone can try waterskiing here or learn the basics of other water sports. If you are not a fan of such activities, book a walking or cycling excursion in the neighborhoods of Annecy. A great number of interesting routes are laid in the countryside. Participants can admire mountain views, watch birds and animals during these excursions.
The historic district of Annecy is a true treasure for everyone who likes excursions. Travelers can visit more than twenty unique historic landmarks here. Known as Old Town, this area of … Open
There are several mountain pastures and farms in the vicinity of the city. Naturally, tourists enjoy visiting them. The routes that go along tranquil fruit gardens are also very popular. If you visit Annecy in winter, do not miss an opportunity to visit the ski resort of Le Grand Bornand that is also located not far from the city. The majority of ski runs are suitable for beginners, so this resort is great for the whole family.
To make evening recreation more exciting, consider visiting local bars and nightclubs. Local young people and all fans of alcoholic cocktails usually gather at Ti Liki Pi in the evening. This popular bar has a stylish designer décor. Paintings by talented young artists decorate the main hall. In summer, guests can stay indoors or relax on a spacious outdoor terrace. A fantastic selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails made Ti Liki Pi popular. Overall, this is a great venue to relax and have fun in a casual atmosphere.
Original shops in Annecy, which are usually open in attractive historical buildings, are a true magnet for all shopaholics. Numerous designer and artisan shops wait for visitors, offering … Open
Nighttime entertainment fans cannot fail to visit Fitzgerald as this is one of the most famous nightclubs in Annecy. The club has a stylish industrial design in mostly dark colors. Eye-catching modern furniture, red velvet décor, and artworks in different styles create the signature style of the venue. Jazz and blues connoisseurs are in love with Fitzgerald. The club has a scene so it regularly hosts music concerts. On workdays, visitors can relax here sipping their favorite cocktails or sampling the best regional wines. This club is also suitable for a romantic dinner. There are many other cool bars and clubs in the historic center of Annecy.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Annecy and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Annecy
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Haut-Jura' , 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 66.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 101.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vercors' , 126 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Annecy
♥   Amusement park 'Walibi Rhône-Alpes' Les Avenières, 53.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Swiss Vapeur Parc' Le Bouveret, 77.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Annecy
♥   Restaurant 'La Ciboulette' Annecy. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Arômatik’' Annecy. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Bilboquet' Annecy. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Esquisse' Annecy. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Minami' Annecy. Type - Japanese. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Annecy

Guide to your best city break in Annecy - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Annecy - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Annecy?' disappears immediately.
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