By Marine Proudhon

Annecy is a very popular destination located in the French Alps. Turquoise water, forests, and mountains form the basis of Annecy. Spend a wonderful holiday in Annecy enjoying the medieval culture and local gastronomy. But what to do in Annecy? Fly Aeolus proposes some activities which you can undertake on your next holidays in the “Venice of the Alps”. Let’s go to visiting Annecy!

Visit the old town

visiting the old city of Annecy

Annecy is a very pretty city in France, also known for its old town. The city Annecy is nicknamed the “Venice of the Alps” thanks to its many small cobbled streets and small rivers. Take a stroll in the heart of these small streets on a beautiful sunny morning. During your walk in the old town, you will find all kinds of historic buildings. A basis for beautiful memories.

The castle of Annecy

visiting annecy : the château d'annecy

It is in the heights of the old town that the Château d’Annecy is located. In the past, the Counts of Geneva resided in this magnificent castle! In the heart of this old castle, you can learn more about the history of the city of Annecy. Do you feel more like a cultural freak? Choose to visit a museum inside the castle and learn all of the Savoyard traditions and craftsmanship. For more information, you can also visit the website of the castle.

The palace of l’Isle

the palais de l'isle

In the centre of Annecy, on a small triangular-shaped island, is the Palais de l’Isle. This small palace was built in the 12th century, which first served as a residence for the lord, then became a court of law. Later, this small palace was transformed into a prison. But today, rest assured, the Palais de l’Isle has become a place of culture and exhibition around the architecture of Annecy. In the castle you will be able to find out more about the city, its buildings and history. To find out more, you can visit the palace’s website here.

Visiting Annecy: The Lake Annecy

lac of annecy to drink

What would a stay in Annecy be without discovering the magnificent and famous Lake Annecy! This lake is considered to be the most beautiful lake in Europe, so it’s time to discover it. Whether you visit the lake in winter or summer, it is a true beauty of nature. You can contemplate it for hours, or take a walk around it.

There are many activities which you can do around or on the lake. Take advantage of the good weather to sunbathe. But if you feel more adventurous you can also go diving, do water sports or even go on a small cruise. Around the lake, you can take a short rollerblade ride to discover the lake’s surroundings in a more playful way.

lake of annecy

Take the bike or go on a segway ride

Annecy is a city located between the sea and the mountains. Visiting the surroundings with a bike is the best way to reconcile nature, sport, and a visit to the city. If you feel less sporty, how about trying the Segway? Driving the Segway throughout Annecy will allow you to discover the city in a different way. Accompanied by a local guide, you will be able to check-out the city from different angles. Guaranteed fun for several hours.

Visiting Annecy: Taste the local specialties

visiting annecy : taste the tartiflette

Cheese, sausage, terrines, fondue, tartiflette… Here is a foretaste of your stay in Annecy. The Savoie is a region well known for its gastronomy and culinary specialties. You will be able to taste many dishes based on cheese which is a specialty of the region. Whether in summer or in winter, let yourself be tempted by the culinary specialties of the region. Check TripAdvisor for the many restaurants Annecy has to offer and to discover the spirit of Savoy.

How to go to Annecy?

sky view

Being a small town, Annecy is rather complicated to reach by air. Indeed commercial flights do not directly fly to Annecy. They land at Lyon or Geneva, after which you can take the train or taxi to your final destination Annecy. However, Fly Aeolus air taxi allows you to land at Annecy airport. Operating smaller aircraft allows Fly Aeolus to land closer to your final destination.

City airport is open on weekdays from 6:00 until 19:00 hours, at the weekends the airport is opened from 07:00 until 19:00 hours. As the airport is equipped with instrumental landing systems, aircraft are allowed to land here with lower visibility conditions.

Example of flight for visiting Annecy

Route: Liège- Annecy
Flight time: 2:31
Price: 3.770,20 EUR (3-day stay return flight for 3 passengers)

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