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Lake Annecy

An idyllic setting, close to Switzerland and Italy, the city is located in a deep gorge on the Thiou river at the northern end of Lake Annecy. Within easy reach of the mountains by road ski resorts.

Semnoz is around 20 mins drive. There are also well renowned ski resorts within 45mins drive.

La ClusazLe Grand Bornand and the massive Espace Diamant (Les SaisiesNotre-Dame de Bellecombe) ski area are all within 45 mins drive (in Aravis-Lake Annecy Ski Resorts)

Annecy is often called the French Venice. Its beautiful medieval old town is intersected by small canals and flower decked quays. The 12 century Palais de l’Isle is an island fortress in the River Thiou which was once a prison has splendid views of the old town. The bustling streets, delightful street cafés where you can watch the world go by and interesting shops make it a superb place to relax.

Places of interest in Annecy

  • The lovely lakeside village of Menthon with its fairytale castle
  • Benedictine Monastry at Talloires on the east shore of the lake

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Lake Annecy ski facts:

  • Ski area: Semnoz
  • Semnoz (Semnoz is the nearest ski area to Annecy, 20 mins drive)
  • Km piste: 15km Alpine, 50km cross country
  • Lifts: 10 (2 chairs, 7 drags and 1 rope tows)
  • Snow cannons: 7
  • Snow parks: 5
  • No. of slopes: 6
  • Green slopes: 0
  • Driving distance from Calais: 511 miles (7hrs 25)

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