THE ANNECY MOUNTAINS UNVEIL THE REGION'S TREASURES
See you after dusk for an alternative tour of the old town of Annecy. You’ll wander through the dark cobblestone streets in the company of Whitney Hahn or Aude Thierrin, both guides accredited by the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs. They’ll tell you the macabre stories and crimes of passion that have haunted these alleyways. Are you ready to follow them through secret passageways and tremble with fear at the sight of the skeletons you’ll meet along the way? For … » Read More
Look out for products with the Saveurs des Aravis seal of approval. This brand results from the work of a professional network of farmers, producers, restaurant owners, retailers and artisans… all united in the desire to showcase their local produce from the Aravis mountains. You’ll enjoy foods that are healthy, natural and eco-friendly too! You’ll of course find the region’s iconic products such as Reblochon, Chevrotin (cheeses) and Biscantin (cider) but also lots of other locally produced items like liqueurs … » Read More
We’re greeted by Gary on our arrival at this former hydraulic sawmill dating from the 19th century. In an amusing manner, he interacts with the group as he tells us the story of Lucien, the last sawyer to have run this sawmill. An opportunity to learn all about the forest products industry. Because in Lucien’s day when the sawmill ran on hydraulic power, it did not operate all year round. In autumn, when the sap receded, he selected the trees … » Read More
Appreciated for its beautiful landscape, the diversity of outdoor activities available, the must-try local specialities and the region’s cultural life and historical heritage, Lake Annecy and its 34 facets are the promise of unique experiences.
Among the most beautiful villages in the French Alps, Le Grand-Bornand, recently awarded the “Flocon Vert” seal of approval, cultivates the charm of its 200 year-old chalets along with the modernity of a dynamic and coveted event-hosting resort, yet has retained all its authenticity. Visitors and residents are united by the same openness in their lively, happy community life.
Thône Heart of the Valleys is an inevitable base camp from which to explore the region. It attracts visitors all year round, with its 8 typical villages offering a diversity of landscapes and activities to satisfy both children and adults. Take a trip across this unique land which invites you to take the time to enjoy life!
Here, life is sweet and the seasons colourful. At an ideal location just south of Lake Annecy, the destination’s 7 towns and villages promise plenty of paths to explore, craftspeople and farmers to meet, heritage to discover, and a host of activities to enjoy…
Manigod, an authentic village resort with a human feel, is the perfect nature destination for a summer holiday with family or friends.
From the village to the summits, a pure delight for mountain lovers and fans of the great outdoors. In winter, the resort promises winter sports galore, with each to their own pace and preference.
You will appreciate the charm and tranquillity of an authentic mountain village. Saint Jean de Sixt is the ideal natural base camp, located at the gateway to the most beautiful outdoor playgrounds: the Aravis massif and its great ski area.