Annecy - Stunning Lakeside Views
Location: In South-Eastern France
Annecy sits in the Alpine region of south-east France, close to the border with Switzerland. The town in well-connected by mountain roads, which provide glorious scenery and can be reached from Geneva, 51 kilometres south, or Lyon on the French side, 82 Kilometres away.
Business: Revitalising spas
Business in Annecy is mostly centred round tourism and well-being centres, a trend inspired by the surrounding, lakes, rivers, and natural springs. There are several hotels and a business centre on the outskirts of the village that cater for business seminars and meetings.
Culture: Art, history and food
The prime attraction of Annecy is the charming medieval town itself, but if you want to explore other places, head up the hill to the Château Annecy, built over three centuries during the Middle Ages by the Counts of Geneva. The castle offers superb views of the stunning landscape, and houses a fine collection of contemporary art. Whilst exploring the surrounding region, take the time to visit the Châlet la Pricaz, a delightful restaurant built into the hillside, where you can enjoy traditional French cuisine and watch the sunset in a romantic setting.
Activities: Outdoor pursuits and well-being spas
Given its surroundings, many visitors come to Annecy to partake in outdoor pursuits such as cycling, hiking, mountain climbing, and various water sport activities on the lake. In the winter, the slopes are open for skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. If you intend to treat yourself, explore the craft shops and fashion boutiques, or head for one of the luxury spas for some well-deserved revitalising treatments.