A magnificent city located by the shore of a stunning Alpine lake, perfect for sailing in summer, Annecy is a wonderful destination in the heart of France. Unspoilt by tourism, the region offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors as a family with a myriad of hiking and cycling trails and a great selection of adventure sports for the most intrepid travellers. Those who prefer to enjoy a bit of old European flavour will not be disappointed, as the city of Annecy is home to one of the most enchanting old quarters to be found in France amongst quiet canals and medieval buildings. Annecy offers many lively fiestas throughout the year, all of which are family-friendly, from the city fête in April where you can sample some excellent French cuisine, the animation film festival in the summer or October’s harvest festivities.
Renting holiday accommodation in Annecy
With Annecy being rather far off the tourist trail, your best bet is to rent holiday accommodation. A holiday apartment will give you the freedom to plan your visit the way you want it and the luxury of having your own space. Annecy’s welcoming local community will be delighted to learn that you’ve chosen their stunning city for your holiday. A hotel is not such an attractive option when you can enjoy your very own holiday apartment in which you can put your feet up after a long day out and about hiking, exploring enchanting architecture and discovering incredible mountain valleys.
Where to stay in Annecy
Only the locals will be able to tell you where to find the most delicious brasserie to sample the juiciest Haute Savoie cuisine, or the local cafe to enjoy the finest coffee in town. And of course, having your very own holiday rental means that you can always do a load of laundry before heading out the next day to visit that enchanting little village that your neighbour mentioned over a glass of wine. Why would you choose to stay in an overpriced soulless hotel when you can enjoy so much more space and privacy in a holiday rental? HouseTrip offers an excellent selection of holiday accommodation in the form of charming rural villas by the lake and modern apartments throughout Annecy’s historical centre. A home away from home, renting holiday accommodation with HouseTrip is the surest way to enjoy the best that this stunning region has to offer in the most authentic way.
Annecy with the family
Start your tour by exploring Annecy-le-Vieux, the magnificent cobbled old town where you can visit the Palais de l’Isle, a stone house in the middle of the canal before strolling towards the 15th century Eglise de Saint Maurice, an impressive Gothic building. For lunch, you can find a table at one of the many brasseries dotted along the Rue Royale and indulge in some people-watching. Don’t forget to rent a boat and sail through the beautiful lake, a perfect way to discover this stunning region that will delight children, or perhaps drive to nearby Geneva for a bit of window shopping. Annecy hosts many markets that sell mouth-watering fresh produce, making a self-catering rental a wonderful option to ensure that you sample the best gastronomy to be found in the region; the perfect way to enjoy the comforts of your own home during your family holiday.