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Activities to do during a romantic weekend in Annecy

A very romantic historic centre!


Between the lake and the mountains, the medieval historic centre of Annecy is an invitation to stroll and discover. 

With its cobbled streets, canals, coloured buildings and emblematic buildings, the Venice of the Alps is a city rich in heritage. 
The city of Annecy, nicknamed Venice of the Alps, is known for its romantic and authentic character.
Discover Annecy and its old town, on your own or during a guided tour
  • Taste a Savoyard dish
  • Visit the emblematic Musée-Château or Palais de l'Ile
  • Enjoy the lake with a walk along the Pâquier 
  • Take a one-hour boat cruise or enjoy a restaurant boat for lunch or dinner on board.
  • Discover the hammam or the spa in one of the beautiful establishments of the city
  • Take a dog sled ride 
  • Visit the animation film museum
Between historical monuments and canals, in the narrow streets or under the medieval arcades, the old town invites you to a romantic stroll:
  • The Bridge of Lovers
This bridge is not lacking in romanticism and bears witness to the iron architecture of the early 20th century (1907). It is an emblem and a must for couples' walks, with a 180° view of the majestic Lake Annecy, reputed to be the purest in Europe. 
Legend has it that a kiss exchanged on this bridge would unite lovers for eternity.
  • The Saint Jean Well
Traditionally, lovers are always invited to close their eyes, think of their dearest wish and finish this ritual by throwing a coin into the well.
  • The canals and the Thiou
The canals animate the old quarter, bringing it a freshness and life that lovers of the picturesque do not fail to appreciate. It is not uncommon to see artists setting up their easels here!
It is one of the shortest rivers in France (3.5 km) and also the natural spillway of Lake Annecy.
  • The Palace of the Island
Built on a natural rocky island, the Palais de l'île is certainly the most emblematic (and most photographed) monument of Lake Annecy.
  • The Garden of Europe
Just a stone's throw from the Old Town and on the edge of the lake is an English-style park with century-old plantations and a variety of species, where you will love to stroll.
A district with five bell towers 
Annecy's religious heritage is of great interest to history buffs. Indeed, the Old Town is home to emblematic bell towers such as the Basilica of the Visitation Order, the Notre-Dame-de-Liesse church, the Saint-Maurice church, the Saint-François de Sales church and the Saint-Pierre cathedral.
  • The Pâquier
The "Champs de Mars", better known as the Pâquier, which means "pasture".
In the 17th century, the generous owner donated it to the town after promising not to build on it.
Today, these 7 hectares make it a large space available to all, it is a bit like the Central Park of the inhabitants of Annecy who like to meet there!
  •  Impérial Palace
A 20-minute walk from the historic centre, along the Pâquier and the Avenue d'Albigny, is the Impérial Palace. It all began in the Belle Époque in 1912 when René Leyraz wanted to build a luxury establishment on the lakefront inspired by the 17th century French château.
In 1991, the emblematic hotel was reborn from its ashes and became the home of the Annecy Casino.
You will also find a wellness area and a beauty centre for your weekend.
While strolling through the 5 hectares of the Imperial Park, you can admire its grandiose aviary and its magnificent rose garden.

Enjoy an unforgettable weekend in a privileged environment and book a stay in our establishment to come and discover the Venice of the Alps!
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