From traditional mountains dishes to the cuisine of starred chefs, this region is a delight for anyone's tastebuds!
On the farms in winter and across the mountain pastures in summer, you’re sure to encounter some of the region’s 5,200 cows. During visits to the farms, you’ll discover the production secrets of many different cheeses including the famous Reblochon, of which 6 million wheels are produced each year, as well as Abondance, farm tomme cheeses, etc. Both children and adults will enjoy these authentic specialities proposed as snacks at the farm! Gourmets will love visiting the maturing cellars of Joseph Paccard, a cheese-ripening artisan in Manigod.
The Saveurs des Aravis brand was created to showcase local traditional specialities that comply with certain standards in terms of service, the quality and origin of products and the conditions in which they are made. Savour the products of the Saveurs des Aravis brand, which you’ll find at the farms, in restaurants or at the markets, and enjoy a taste of the local art of living!
In winter or summer, the regular markets and those of the festive season invite you to meet local farmers and take part in these wonderful moments of togetherness. Your chance to (re)discover the specialities of our mountains, including multiple cheeses, salted meats, fish from the lake and rivers, and local spirits such as the famous Génépi, Biscantin, etc. The Annecy Mountains are a seasonal treat, all year round!
This region has plenty of restaurants that serve a whole variety of local dishes. Discover white tomme, a cheese which, before maturing into Reblochon, is enjoyed with smoked diot sausages or the famous potato fritters and local charcuterie. Unbeatable dishes like fondue, raclette and tartiflette come in various versions, perhaps prepared with mushrooms or smoked raclette cheese. Then there’s goat’s cheese tartiflette, unless you’d prefer a delicious Berthoud! Enough to delight every fan of traditional dishes!
With a long-standing reputation for gourmet cuisine, the Annecy Mountains are a destination where two new starred chefs recently brought the number of stars around Lake Annecy and Manigod to 13. Eight great chefs invite you to enjoy an exceptional culinary voyage. The promise of a deliciously refined experience.
With a green star in the Michelin guide, or the “Ecotable” seal of approval, an increasing number of chefs are making an environmentally responsible statement by using local sources, reducing waste by cooking exclusively to order, and limiting their use of non-recyclable materials. Several restaurants stand out from the crowd, such as L’Auberge de Montmin, La Maison Bleue, l’Auberge du Père Bise, Le Clos des Sens, chez Sève and le Galopin. A step towards the cuisine of the future and sustainable gastronomy!
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.