Nicknamed Venice of the Alps, Annecy is a delight for couples who want an original way to celebrate with Cupid
With its old town full of cobbled alleys that take you along the River Thiou and the adjacent canals, Annecy can only make you think of Venice. The colourful façades of the houses, the little bridges, secrets passageways and porches all add to the romantic charm of this town. You can take romantic walks, sit at one of the many heated terraces, or savour an ancient local confectionery speciality, Roseaux du Lac. To reach the Jardins de l’Europe (gardens) from the Pâquier promenade, you’ll cross the famous bridge, the Pont des Amours, stopping to admire the beautiful view over Lake Annecy and the Île aux Cygnes. Legend has it that lovers who kiss in the middle of the bridge will remain together for the rest of their lives!
For Valentine’s Day, there’s no gift more original than a first flight in a hot-air balloon! Climb aboard the Love Flight with Bubu, your balloonist, who will make himself discreet as you drift along on the wind. You’ll fly over Annecy, the mountains and the lake, enjoying superb views from a brand new angle. A memorable experience to share with your loved one!
In Annecy, Pure Breath puts together a special Valentine’s Day programme to offer a unique experience for couples. You’ll enjoy 3 hours of complete relaxation, in floating bubbles, then with massages for two in the magical setting of a beautiful salt cave. In the pleasant, warm atmosphere you’ll completely let go and release all that physical tension and emotional stress. Then you’ll round off the morning in a relaxation lounge where your choice of brunch will be served!
On the way to La Sambuy, in the middle of a snow-covered field you’ll find the Roulotte du Masseur, a gypsy caravan where you’ll spend an hour and a half enjoying a massage for two and a real sense of wellbeing. Alone in the heart of nature, you’ll alternate sessions in the sauna and rolling in the snow, or simply relax on the loungers outside the caravan. An authentic and intimate experience that you’ll find highly restorative!
After a candlelit dinner with a local flavour and a romantic walk by torchlight, the panoramic roof terrace of your Alti-dôme invites you to gaze up at the stars from your bed. A truly magical overnight experience in the heart of Le Semnoz! Alternatively, opt for a romantic night in one of the two double Shelters installed at the top of the slopes of La Sambuy. Alone in the privacy of your romantic nest, you and your loved one will share a “fondue of you” dinner before taking to your cosy bed facing the panoramic picture windows that overlook Lake Annecy or the Vanoise mountains. Head into the wild, for a truly magical moment!