Christmas in the French Alps in Annecy

The lake area in Annecy covered with snow

Annecy in winter (Photo: Raphael Fournier)

Annecy is a popular tourist destination in France with many festivals and celebrations throughout the year, and amongst these festivities is Christmas. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and with a large and glistening lake, it is the perfect setting for enjoying this time of year.

There is a romantic fairytale atmosphere in Annecy, and this feeling can be really appreciated in the depths of winter. Annecy’s “Lovers’ Bridge” looks like a Christmas card picture when the ground is white with snow.

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Annecy is ideal for birdwatching

Swans swimming over Annecy lake

Swan and cygnets on Lake Annecy (Photo: Bruno Chatelin)

With its beautiful lake surrounded by mountains, forests and alpine meadows, the charming town of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps is an ideal location for birdwatching. The large expanse of sparkling clean freshwater attracts many species of waterbird in addition to the common Mute Swans and Mallard ducks. Lake Annecy is a wonderful place if you are interested in birds.

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Annecy Italian Film Festival 2016

Annecy Italian Film Festival makes its return to the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps this autumn. Film fans will be able to enjoy this festival from 21 to 27 September 2016.

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Annecy Lake Festival in August

The popular tourist destination of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie area of the French Alps adds to its many attractions every year with its Lake Festival that is held in August. Lake Annecy makes the perfect setting for this colourful annual event, and this year it takes place on Saturday 6 August.

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Annecy is perfect for picnics in the park

The charming town of Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps, is the perfect place for picnics. The clean air of its location in the mountains make it ideal for getting together with those you love, out in one of its parks or down on the shores of Lake Annecy where there are many beaches. What could be better than sitting in the sun, having a picnic with your friends or family, and looking out over the beautiful lake which is surrounded by picturesque forests and mountains? Read More…