Things to do in Annecy

New to Annecy? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

Annecy Guide Vetted By Our travel experts

Start with the Top Sights in Annecy

If you're in Annecy to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Pont des Amours

⭐️ 4.6 (9752)

Jardins de l'Europe

⭐️ 4.6 (4951)

Musée-Château d'Annecy

⭐️ 4.1 (4351)

Gorges du Fier

⭐️ 4.4 (4340)

Le Palais de I'Île

⭐️ 4.5 (2936)

Le Pâquier d'Annecy

⭐️ 4.6 (1061)

Basilique de la Visitation

⭐️ 4.4 (1029)

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

⭐️ 4.4 (540)

Musée du Film d'animation

⭐️ 4.1 (427)

Église Saint Maurice

⭐️ 4.2 (79)

The top affordable restaurants in Annecy

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Annecy city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Freti

⭐️ 4.2 (3425)

Price Range: $$

Chez Mamie Lise

⭐️ 4.2 (2570)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.3 (2328)

Price Range: $$

The Little Italy

⭐️ 4.6 (1812)

Price Range: $$

Chez Ingalls

⭐️ 4.4 (1648)

Price Range: $$

Le Lilas Rose

⭐️ 4.2 (1427)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (1355)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Clocher

⭐️ 4.2 (1189)

Price Range: $$

Tête de Cochon

⭐️ 4.8 (946)

Price Range: $$

Les Terrasses du Lac

⭐️ 4.7 (905)

Price Range: $$

L'Heure Tourne

⭐️ 4.9 (628)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Annecy

These are curated, high quality experiences in Annecy hosted by locals!

Canyoning on Annecy Lake

Paragliding Annecy

Lake Annecy Paragliding Flight

Tour of Lake Annecy in Morgan

Unique cooking experience at Sibylle's

Electric assistance mountain bike ride with an instructor

Palm Reflexology & Hand Self-Massage

Flower Workshop in Downtown Annecy Perfect for Evjf

Make your leather bag

Make your leather pouch

End your night in some of the best bars in Annecy

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Annecy, curated exclusively for you.

Au Bureau

⭐️ 4 (3355)

Price Range: $$

Captain Pub

⭐️ 4.3 (2068)

Price Range: $$

Beer O'clock

⭐️ 4.6 (1146)

Price Range: $$

Finn Kelly's Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.2 (1088)

Price Range: $$

L'Amnésie Annecy

⭐️ 4.3 (955)

Price Range: $$

Au Fût et à mesure Annecy

⭐️ 4.3 (690)

Price Range: $$

La Cave Annecy

⭐️ 4.5 (556)

Price Range: $$

La buvette du marché

⭐️ 4.5 (475)

Price Range: $$

Le Ouistiti à Roulettes

⭐️ 4.6 (435)

Price Range: $$

Savoie Bar

⭐️ 4.5 (406)

Price Range: $$

La Queue Du Coq

⭐️ 4.6 (387)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Annecy

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Annecy you've come to the right place.

Hôtel du Château

#7 of 41 hotels in ...

Rivage Hôtel & Spa A...

#1 of 41 hotels in ...

Hébé Hotel

#2 of 41 hotels in ...

Allobroges Park Hôtel

#3 of 41 hotels in ...

Le Pélican

#4 of 41 hotels in ...

Le Bel Abri

#5 of 41 hotels in ...

Impérial Palace

#6 of 41 hotels in ...

Hôtel des Alpes

#8 of 41 hotels in ...

Hôtel Le Pré Carré

#9 of 41 hotels in ...

Hôtel de Bonlieu

#10 of 41 hotels in...

Check out these bookable attractions in Annecy

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Annecy.

City Segway Tour

Annecy Walking Tour

Savoyard Vineyards Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Annecy?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Le Chalet

⭐️ 4.5 (2587)

Price Range: $$$

Le Bilboquet

⭐️ 4.4 (438)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.7 (345)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore Lake Annecy: Take a stroll around the beautiful Lake Annecy by renting a bike or walking along the riverside path. Enjoy the scenery of the mountains, as well as take in the stunning views of the castles located along the shore.
  2. Visit Château d'Annecy: Take a tour of the famous Château d'Annecy, a spectacular feudal fortress located high up on a hill overlooking Lake Annecy and the surrounding mountains. The 15th century castle is sure to captivate visitors with its magnificent architecture and surroundings.
  3. Take a Cruise on Lake Annecy: Enjoy the stunning views and peaceful atmosphere aboard a lake cruise. There are various companies that offer lake cruises and visitors can take in breathtaking views, as well as swim and kayak in the clean waters of Lake Annecy.

Annecy is a beautiful city that has something to offer year-round. Spring and Fall are the best times to visit, when temperatures are mild and days are sunny. The summer months can be hot, but the atmosphere around the city and its nearby lakes provide a refreshing cool respite.

Annecy is a delightful destination and three days is the perfect amount of time to explore it. Enjoy the pretty lakefront setting, the well-preserved Old Town, and the vibrant pedestrian zone. Delight in the bustling street cafes and enjoy the city's year-round cultural events. With its exhilarating mountain scenery, Annecy is an ideal place for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and sailing.

Annecy is an ideal destination for getting around without a car. The city has a large, efficient public transport network with buses, trams and trains available. If you prefer to explore the city at your own pace, cycling is a great option and there are plenty of rental bikes available to rent. If you're feeling more adventurous why not take a walking tour and explore the sights on foot?

Annecy is a wonderful city for kids, with plenty to occupy and excite them. A must-do is a visit to Palais de l'Ile, a castle in the town's centre which is a gem of architecture. Take a boat trip out on the lake, which kids will love, and enjoy the spectacular Alpine scenery surrounding the city. You could also take the kids to explore the Parc de Loisirs de Semnoz, a large recreational park with plenty of activities and wildlife to keep them busy.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Annecy. To start off we'd have to mention La Queue Du Coq, Au Fût et à mesure Annecy, Le Shelter Bar. Check out our page on the best bars in Annecy.

Not sure where Annecy is? Play around with this map:

Continue exploring Annecy:

With Kids

For Couples

Want to find a new city to explore? Visit these underrated cities: