The longer days of spring come with the desire to prolong the experience of soaking up the atmosphere of the Annecy Mountains.
Head for the Aravis mountains to round off the day in style. Amid unspoilt natural surroundings and breathtaking scenery, follow the guide along the most beautiful trails for an alternative exploration of the mountains. At sunset, with family or friends, follow your E-bike instructor into the alpine pastures, the perfect setting for an evening picnic and drinks with a local flavour! These aperitif bike tours will delight both serious cyclists and foodies keen to make the most of the fresh air until the very last minute. Tours start from Manigod, Saint-Jean-de-Sixt or Chinaillon. Remember to book ahead!
The Grand-Bornand Heritage Centre opens every Wednesday evening in July and August. Take a leap back in time to visit an authentic 19th-century farm just as the owners may have left it. By the light of your lantern, in a very special atmosphere created by ghostly shadows, dim light, creaking wood and a fire crackling in the stove, see how people used to live during this sensational tour that you won’t forget in a hurry!
Deep in the Aravis mountains, in Le Grand-Bornand or Saint-Jean-de-Sixt, astronomy evenings with professional guides give you the perfect chance to observe the stars and planets of the night sky. A fabulous experience in a beautiful setting, to try to understand the secrets of the heavens with the naked eye and through a telescope.
Reach for the stars on an evening by Lake Annecy. From the top of mount Semnoz or during an overnight stay at the Parmelan refuge, Philippe Jacquot offers insight into the mysteries of our universe. The moon, the stars, the planets and other celestial bodies will hold no more secrets for you. Observing with the naked eye or through a 400 mm telescope, the experience is truly a magical one. Philippe, a specialist in astronomy as well as astrophotography, also organises evenings to introduce you to the basics of night photography or help you perfect your technique. An opportunity to immortalise your most heavenly views!
The Champ des Platines festival is back for the 3rd time. Once every month from June to September, Radio Meuh beckons you to the heart of the alpine pastures of La Clusaz, to see live performances by a line-up of cherry-picked artists, at a venue announced just a few days prior to the event. A stage installed in the middle of a field, for a bucolic and musical moment of togetherness, made for sharing with family or friends.
Two other unmissable events: La Grande Traversée on 19th July in Annecy and Lac en fête on 16th July at Doussard beach. Two extraordinary evenings of live shows and music on the banks of Lake Annecy, the promise of an unforgettable experience!